Historical scientist Sir Isaac Newton

This biography text for year 5 and P6, linking to the topic Earth and Space, explains how important Sir Isaac Newton was. His laws of motion and theory of gravity changed how we understand the universe. Isaac’s theory of gravity helped people understand why planets orbit the Sun, why the Moon orbits the Earth, and how the Moon’s orbit affects tides. The downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 5
Earth and space
Historical scientist Sir Isaac Newton

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