Sir Isaac Newton: Father of Gravity

Isaac Newton Crossword Puzzle

3. Which branch of mathematics did Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz experiment and create? 
6. Many people believe that a ______ fell on out of a tree on Newton's head, that inspired him to formulate his theory of gravitation. 
8. What religion was Isaac Newton? 
9. What college did Newton attend? 
1. What nationality is Isaac Newton? 
2. What subject did Isaac Newton become a professor of, at the University of Cambridge? 
4. Isaac Newton built the first ________ telescope. 
5. Newton created the law of universal____________. 
7. What is Newton's first name? 
9. How many laws of motion are there?

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Sir Isaac Newton Poem 

By David Ams

Under a spreading apple tree,
    The village genius stands;
His mind conceives of wondrous things,
    He writes them with his hands;
His fame goes forth to all the world--
    He's known in many lands.A tiny babe on Christmas Day
    in 1642
Was born to Mrs. Newton
    while outside, the cold winds blew.
And on the farm, through childhood,
    precocious Isaac grew.

And after chores, he built devices
    to see just how they worked,
To see what laws of nature
    underneath the workings lurked.
(When people called them "toys," that's what
    got Isaac really irked.)

His mother saw he was no farmer,
    sent him off to school;
He quickly showed at Cambridge
    that he was nobody's fool:
He began to bring to light the laws
    that all of nature rule.

In one chapter in his story
    (though apocryphal, it's said),
An apple, falling from a tree
    impacted on his head,
Which drew his thoughts to gravity,
    and we all know where that led.

He wondered if, by any chance,
    the self-same gravitation
That pulls an apple to the ground,
    affected all creation:
The moon, the planets, and the sun. . .
    Thus went his cogitation.

He determined that the gravity
    of earth indeed controls
The orbit of our moon, as 'round
    the earth it ever rolls.
Now, describing it mathematically
    was one of Newton's goals.

He discovered that the math you need
    to show the laws of nature,
Surpassed the knowledge of that day;
    the cosmos' legislature
Required new math, so Newton wrote
    his "fluxions" nomenclature.

He talked of falling bodies
    and his famous Laws of Motion,
And of colors seen in bubbles
    and the tides upon the ocean.
And his crowning jewel, "Principia,"
    created great commotion.

Yes, Newton's brilliant mind, it was
    a trunk with many twigs--
His mind branched out in every way
    (right through his powdered wigs).
His greatest contribution, though,
    was cookies made from figs.