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Library Resource Kit


Newton's Dark Secrets homepage

Welcome to NOVA's Newton's Dark Secrets Library Resource Kit. This kit accompanies NOVA's program about Isaac Newton—his work and his life—which is scheduled to air November 15, 2005, at 8 pm. (Check local listings as dates and times may vary.) We hope you will use this kit to create displays, conduct science activities, create library programs, and plan community events to help engage your audiences in the excitement of science.

Complete Library Guide

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Welcome Letter

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Science Lesson

In October, look for a classroom activity that explores alchemy. For grades 6-8 and 9-12. Find it at: www.pbs.org/nova/teachers/activities/3217_newton.html


Who Was Sir Isaac Newton?

Use this handout to help your patrons discover more about the life of Sir Isaac Newton.

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Program Ideas and Tips

Find ideas to help you incorporate NOVA's "Newton's Dark Secrets" into your event and program schedule and tips for how you can work with partner organizations to interest your audiences in Newton and other scientists. This section includes:

  • Programs and Events
  • Activities Using Library Resources
  • Library Display Ideas
  • Resources for Programs and Events

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Bibliography

Use the bibliography to create displays and activities using reference books, or to help patrons learn more about Newton. The bibliography includes resources for:

  • Newton's Life and Works
  • Calculus, Physics, and Astronomy
  • History of Science and Mathematics

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Newton Activities

Use the activities with programs you host at your library or copy them to distribute to patrons.

Display Sheets

Use the display sheets to create or supplement an exhibit on Newton.



Credits

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