Isaac Newton Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages  56 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 days


This unit on Isaac Newton contains over 50 pages and google slides specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit comes from my larger unit on Famous Scientists. This unit addresses the life and main facts about Isaac Newton in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the important contributions Isaac Newton made that affect our lives today. This repetition helps students make connections to important historical figures. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ This unit has digital versions of the printable activities included.

✩✩✩ Includes a detailed 3 day lesson plan with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Isaac Newton Unit Includes:

  • 3 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 26 page book (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • Fact sheet
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Writing Prompt (includes digital version)
  • Close worksheet (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book or fact sheet) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.