Amazing People

Want to know more about significant people in the history of science?

Download our classroom activities, created by Amazing People Schools and adapted for BBC Terrific Scientific, and find out more about Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, William Harvey, Sanford Fleming and Joseph Banks.

Sir Isaac Newton

What do you know about Sir Isaac Newton and his amazing work on forces and gravity?

What would Issac Newton tell us if we could travel through time and ask him about his scientific discoveries?

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Charles Darwin

What do you know about Charles Darwin and his amazing work on evolution?

Darwin tells us the story of his scientific discoveries in what might be his own words... if we were able to travel back in time and ask him!

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William Harvey

What do you know about William Harvey and his amazing work on blood and the body?

Harvey himself tells us his story in his own words (or they might be his own words, if we were able to travel back and ask him)!

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Sandford Fleming

Find out about Sandford Fleming and his amazing work on time and time zones.

Let Fleming tell you an amazing story about time in what might be his own words, if we were able to travel back in time and ask him!

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Joseph Banks

What would Joseph Banks tell us if we could travel through time and ask him about his travels and plant life discoveries?

Find out about Joseph Banks and his amazing work on plant life and plant classification.

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