Isaac Newton .
Isaac Newton is considered one of the greatest scientists of all time. He is best-known for his discovery of the law of universal gravitation and the.
laws of motion. Much of modern science is based on the understanding and.
use of his laws.
Isaac Newton was born on December 25th, 1642, in the small town of Wools Thorpe. His father, a farmer, died shortly before Isaac was born. When he was three, his mother remarried and moved to another town. Isaac stayed on at the farm in Wools Thorpe with his grandmother. When he was 12 he was sent to the Kings School in a town close by called Grantham.
At first Isaac was a poor student. He didn't bother with school work,.
preferring to paint, make kites, write in notebooks, and invent toys. He.
made no friends. He was always at the bottom of his class. As a farmer, Newton proved to be a failure. He ignored the necessary chores and thought only of books to study and mechanical things to make. There are many stories about him at that time that show how forgetful he was becoming. One day while he was walking a horse, the animal slipped its bridle and ran away. Isaac continued walking home with the empty bridle, not knowing that the horse was gone.
Realizing that her son was simply not suited to farm life, Newton's mother sent him back to Kings School. He graduated in 1661.When he was 18, Newton went to Trinity College in Cambridge University. His professors were amazed to find that Newton knew about certain subjects even before he was taught. He mastered the subjects by himself. In 1665, when Newton was only 25 years old, he worked out a basic formula in Mathematics called the Binomial Theorem. That same year, 1665, Isaac graduated from Trinity College. He wanted to stay on at the university to continue his studies. .
Newton then returned to Wools Thorpe.