Discovering Nature's Laws

A Story about Isaac Newton

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Sir Isaac Newton changed the world with his many discoveries and inventions about mathematics, science, optics, and physics. Although he was brilliant, Newton felt no need to publish his ideas or to inform his fellow scientists of the amazing discoveries he made. Because of this, his discoveries were often disputed. Despite the controversy that often surrounded him, Newton made astounding advances in his efforts to understand how nature worked. His legacy lives on through inventions such as microscopes, eyeglasses, telescopes, and cameras.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76138-258-4
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2004
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.4
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007090, JNF051170
Dewey 530'.092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Lexile 780
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 76950
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Author: Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 130 books for kids, including If You Were the Moon, Water Can Be . . ., and Bookspeak! Poems about Books. Poetry and rhyming nonfiction books are her favorite things to write. Laura loves to do author visits, writing workshops, and teacher inservices. Read more about Laura and her work at laurasalas.com.

Illustrator: Emily Reynolds

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →