Thursday, December 5, 2013

Kepler and Newton!     By: Karen Smith


1.) What evidence in Kepler's life showed that he marched to the beat of a different drummer?

My Answer: Kepler's life is different than others because he is an important one. He was the inventor of glasses and he helped give a better understanding of the world. He also had major contributions of being an astronomer and a mathematician. Even when his parents were poor, he kept going with his accomplishments in life. He showed his success and kept going and his life showed that he marched to the beat of a different drummer.


2.) Summarize Kepler's three laws of motions.

My Answer: First, the orbits of the planets are ellipses with the Sun at one focus. The second law describes how a planet travels faster along its elliptical path when it gets closer to the sun. Last, the third law gives a precise relation between the size of a planet's orbit and the length of time that planet takes to orbit the sun.

3.) Add a picture of Kepler and a picture of something that represents him or his ideas. 



4.) What evidence in Newton's life showed that he marched of a different drummer? 

My Answer: Newton's life is different than others because he is also an important one. He was the inventor of gravity and had a great scientific mind. Also, he was a mathematician, alchemist, physicist, and astronomer, considering himself a natural philosopher. Isaac Newton invented what is known as today as calculus. His calculations completely changed the way people looked at the universe. He showed lots of success and showed that he marched to the beat of a different drummer.

5.) Summarize Newton's three laws of motion.

My Answer: The first law says that unless something is pushed or pulled, it will continue in a straight line or stay stopped. (inertia) The second law says that pushing or pulling on something affects on how it will react. Last, the third law says that if something is pushed or pulled, it will push or pull in the opposite way.

6.) Add a picture of Newton and a picture of something that represents him or his ideas.

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