Informative Speech

Topics: Isaac Newton, Mathematics, Physics Pages: 3 (831 words) Published: November 24, 2012
Specific Purpose: To give honor and recognition for his scientific achievements.

Thesis Statement: Through his early life experiences and with the knowledge he left behind, Sir Isaac Newton was able to develop calculus, natural forces, and optics. From birth to early childhood, Isaac Newton overcame many personal, social, and mental hardships. It is through these experiences that helped create him to be the person we know today, that is why he is worthy of the Scientist of the Century award. Introduction

1. Attention-getter: "What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean." said Isaac Newton

2. Establishment of ethos: As a former cell mate of Isaac Newton for 5 years with a 23 hour lock down, I really got to know the person. That’s why I believe I have the credibility to speak on behalf of Sir Isaac Newton.

3. Preview (each main point): First I will talk about Isaac Newton's incredible inventions and discoveries. Next I will discuss the hardships of Newton's life experience. Finally I will talk about the Scientist of the Year Award and provide reasons why Sir Isaac Newton is a well-deserved candidate of this award. (Transition: To start with. . .)


I. Main idea 1: Isaac Newton is well known as one of the greatest scientists who ever lived.

A. He studied and researched the binomial theorem, light, telescopes, calculus and theology. After supposedly seeing an apple fall in the garden, he investigated gravity, but was unable to solve the puzzle until some years later.

1. Newton applied his binomial theorem to infinite series and from there developed calculus, a new form of mathematics. For the first time it was possible to accurately calculate the area inside a shape with curved sides, and to calculate the rate of change of one physical quantity with respect to another.

2. In Newton’s day, many people were superstitious or afraid of what they could not understand such as the appearance of a comet, which...
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