Ancient Greek Astronomy: Lesson for Kids


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The ancient Greeks realized Earth was not a flat surface, but rather what shape?

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1. The ancient Greek astronomer Eratosthenes was famous for what discovery?

2. The ancient Greek astronomer Aristarchus disagreed with Aristotle's belief in what aspect of the Solar System?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This set of questions will help you find out what you know about the ancient Greeks' knowledge of astronomy. You will need to identify major discoveries they made and beliefs they held.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Through this quiz, you'll measure your knowledge of:

  • The discovery made by Eratosthenes
  • Where Ptolemy focused his research into the planets
  • The Greek belief about the shape of the Earth

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply what you know to examine information about ancient Greek astronomical discoveries in a different way
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the ancient Greeks' belief about the shape of the world
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about discoveries made by Greek astronomers like Hipparchus and Eratosthenes

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about the knowledge of this ancient people, review the lesson titled Ancient Greek Astronomy: Lesson for Kids. It will help you understand:

  • The length of time ancient Greek texts and discoveries were accepted as accurate by Europeans
  • When Western scientists realized that the Earth revolves around the sun
  • The book of astronomy written by Ptolemy