The Champions! Project is a project all focused in on one person in history or present that you think is creative, collaborative, resilient, and compassionate. In total, we had to do 8 small projects on the champion, as listed below. In many ways, you had to think creatively whenever constructing these 8 small projects in order to try and write from the champions’ perspective. For my Champion!, I chose Isaac Newton. Why is Isaac Newton creative, collaborative, resilient, and compassionate? Let’s brief a little first about who Isaac Newton is. Newton was born on Christmas Day, 1642. He was known for figuring out the law of gravity/three laws of motion, founded calculus, solved how tides shift, breaking apart white light using a prism, and inventing the reflecting telescope. As a scientist, Newton required an immense amount of creativity to excel above all other scientists. While sitting under an apple tree and watching an apple fall, Newton saw a universal mystery instead of just a fruit. Creativity was also required to invent the telescope. Not every man can depend on their study of optics to build a universally used telescope. But even Newton could not have accomplished everything by himself. With collaboration, through friendship and trust, Newton managed to successfully complete the Great Recoinage of William III in just three years with his friends. If Newton had not joined the Royal Society nor worked with them, his reflecting telescope may not have gained fame in the end. And sometimes, things in Newton’s life didn’t go right. Almost at once, most of his closest friends died all in around 2 years, including his mother. Mentally breaking down from stress, grief and physical strain, Newton broke into a breakdown in the 1690s. While others might have given up once their friends had gone, but Newton never gave up. He picked himself up, which required an immeasurable amount of resilience, and continued with his works. His compassion to teach others about the great thing he’d discovered also lead him to become one of Cambridge’s most famous professors. Even while lecturing to empty halls, Newton always found the love for teaching others in Cambridge. In total, Newton might’ve stayed at Cambridge for over 40 years of his life, half the time teaching, and the other half studying or learning. Newton’s dedication to science is one of our world’s greatest gifts. This is why I chose Isaac Newton for my Champions! Project.
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