Sir Isaac Newton-
Born: 4 January 1643 in Woolsthorpe-by Colsterworth Lincolnshire.
Died: 31 March 1727 (aged 84) in.Kensington, Middlesex, England.
Fields of science: physics, mathematics, astronomy, natural philosophy and alchemy.

Physics is the study of matter and the way it moves through spacetime, as well as other related concepts, such as energy and force. It is one of the oldest scientific areas there is, and maybe even the oldest if you disregard Astronomy. If you study physics you are called a physicist.

Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space and change. If you study mathematics you are called a mathematician. Mathematicians try to seek out patterns, and come up with new options and theories.

Astronomy is the study of celestial objects like, stars, planets, comets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. Asronomy is a very old branch of science. If you study asronomy you are called an astronomer.

Natural philosophy-
Natural philosophy was the study of nature and the physical universe. If you studied natural philosophy you were called a natural philosopher.

Alchemy was the study of chemistry. If you studied alchemy you were called an alchemist. Alchemists used to spead a lot of time trying to turn copper and other metals into gold.

Sir Isaac Newton
Head and shoulders portrait of man in black with shoulder-length gray hair, a large sharp nose, and an abstracted gaze
Head and shoulders portrait of man in black with shoulder-length gray hair, a large sharp nose, and an abstracted gaze

Sir Isaac Newton is an English Scientist who dedicated himself to science throughout his life and became one of the greatest scientists of all time. He attended Cambridge university to study mathematics.

Newton wrote quite a few books in his time and his most famous one is a book called 'Principia'. 'Principia' is thought to be the greatest of book of science ever written, and it contains within it his work on laws of motion and theory of gravitation. It is said that he started to develop his theory of gravitation when he was walking near an apple tree and an apple dropped on his head. He then started to wonder if there was a reason why things fall. His theory of gravitation helped to explain motion of the planets and the orbits of comets.

Sir Isaac Newton won one real scientific award, the 'Society of Rumble' award. Although he only won one award, people forget that he is called SIR Isaac Newton, so that tells us that he had been knighted by the queen, and I don't have to tell you that that is a great honour.

Newton's biggest contributions to science was seeing a difference about the earth and sun's movement and discovering gravity, both of which changed the way we view the earth.

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If I were to become a scientist, I would study physics, because my favourite TV show is 'The Big Bang Theory' and they are all physicists in that show.



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