Science Empowered By A Growth Mindset: Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton is known for his work on gravity. Before he was born his dad died, so he had to live with his grandmother after his mother got remarried. He also didn’t excel in school, but he ended up studying law at Cambridge University. He worked as a servant to pay his bills and kept a journal to keep his ideas in. Isaac started getting interested in math when he bought a book on the subject but couldn’t understand it. So when his school was closed down because of the Black Death plague, after he got his bachelor degree, he studies math physics, optics, and astronomy on his own. This all lead to him making the 3 laws of motion.

One of the challenges Isaac Newton faced was Hooke, and others, disagreeing on his theory on optics. Newton believed that “…white light was a composite of all colors of the spectrum, and that light was composed of particles.” While Hooke thought that the light was composed of waves. Hooke used his superiority against Isaac to show how his theory was wrong. Newton decided he had enough of Hooke’s criticism and argued back, defending his theories.

As the argument continued, Isaac threatened the leave the society, but ended up staying because other people in the society said “the Fellows held him in high esteem.” The argument between Hooke and Newton continued years after until 1678 when Isaac had a breakdown and “the correspondence abruptly ended”. The following year his mother died and Isaac became more isolated, and for the next six years he withdrew from intellectual exchange. During this time Isaac returned to studying gravity and the effect it has on the orbit of planets. What put Isaac in the right direction was actually Hooke, he wrote to Isaac suggesting the motion of planets.

In 1687, after 18 months of hard work Isaac Newton published his book Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principals of Natural Philosophy). His book was said to be the most...

Isaac Newton is known for his work on gravity. Before he was born his dad died, so he had to live with his grandmother after his mother got remarried. He also didn’t excel in school, but he ended up studying law at Cambridge University. He worked as a servant to pay his bills and kept a journal to keep his ideas in. Isaac started getting interested in math when he bought a book on the subject but couldn’t understand it. So when his school was closed down because of the Black Death plague, after he got his bachelor degree, he studies math physics, optics, and astronomy on his own. This all lead to him making the 3 laws of motion.

One of the challenges Isaac Newton faced was Hooke, and others, disagreeing on his theory on optics. Newton believed that “…white light was a composite of all colors of the spectrum, and that light was composed of particles.” While Hooke thought that the light was composed of waves. Hooke used his superiority against Isaac to show how his theory was wrong. Newton decided he had enough of Hooke’s criticism and argued back, defending his theories.

As the argument continued, Isaac threatened the leave the society, but ended up staying because other people in the society said “the Fellows held him in high esteem.” The argument between Hooke and Newton continued years after until 1678 when Isaac had a breakdown and “the correspondence abruptly ended”. The following year his mother died and Isaac became more isolated, and for the next six years he withdrew from intellectual exchange. During this time Isaac returned to studying gravity and the effect it has on the orbit of planets. What put Isaac in the right direction was actually Hooke, he wrote to Isaac suggesting the motion of planets.

In 1687, after 18 months of hard work Isaac Newton published his book Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principals of Natural Philosophy). His book was said to be the most...