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He had a keen eye and quick mind that led him to make important scientific discoveries, yet he never published his ideas. He was a gentle vegetarian who loved animals and despised war, yet he worked as a military engineer to invent advanced and deadly weapons. He was one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance, yet he left only a handful of completed paintings. Before you explore this site, you may want to read the A resource for teachers and students developed by the Museum of Science, Boston for the Science Learning Network. Science Learning Network / email: / © 1997 The Museum of Science.

History of Newton's Papers (1727-1872) At his death on 20 March 1727,[1] Isaac Newton left papers relating to all areas of the intellectual pursuits he had followed since arriving at Trinity College, Cambridge, in the summer of 1661.[2] His friend, relative by marriage (to Newton's half-niece Catherine Barton) and successor at the Mint, John Conduitt, posted a bond for Newton's debts and claimed entitlement to this material, Newton having died intestate.

History of Newton's Papers (1727-1872)

As is evident from a number of manuscripts adorned with Conduitt's notes and corrections -- for example the manuscript of 'An historical account of two notable corruptions of Scripture in a Letter to a Friend' (now New College, Oxford, Ms. 361.4) -- he took a serious scholarly interest in the papers he had acquired, although this was also partly directed towards the possibility of their publication. Continue reading about the donation of Newton's scientific papers to Cambridge University in 1872 [12] S. Horsley, ed., Isaaci Newtoni Opera quæ exstant Omnia. . [14] J. . [15] D. Science Snacks: Proprioception. Proprioception Wiggle where you're at Even with our eyes closed, we have a sense of body position - where our arms and legs are, for example, and that we are moving them.

Science Snacks: Proprioception

Muscles, tendons, joints and the inner ear contain proprioceptors, also known as stretch receptors, which relay positional information to our brains. Our brains then analyze this information and provide us with a sense of body orientation and movement. Paper with lines Pencil Activity one: Finding Fingertips Close your eyes and raise both hands above your head. Switch hands and try again. Inspiration for Science Educators. Science Podcast: Free Science Podcasts from Scientific American. S Simple Satellite Tracker: International Space Station, spy satellites, Hubble Space Telescope. TeachingwithTED. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design.


It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Under the moniker “ideas worth spreading,” talks were released online. They rapidly attracted a global audience in the millions. The intent of this project wiki is to address: How can the TED talks be used as springboards for further discourse, exploration, reflection, and action? The wiki was initiated independently of TED by Jackie Gerstein, but the TED team in New York know about it and are excited by its potential. The individual pages (see sidebar) not only contain the original TED talks, but also additional references, resources, and activities about the topic and/or speaker.

Why study TED? Who owns TED TED is owned by The Sapling Foundation, a private nonprofit foundation, a 501(c)3 organization under the U.S. tax code. Home and City.