Claudius Ptolemy Lesson for Kids: Facts, Biography & History


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Ptolemy lived in what Egyptian city famous for its library?

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1. Ptolemy laid out his most famous idea about a geocentric solar system, with the _____ at the center of everything.

2. Why didn't Ptolemy include the orbits of Neptune and Uranus?

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The worksheet and quiz help you assess your knowledge of Claudius Ptolemy. This man's ideas and where he lived are topics on the quiz.

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  • Why Ptolemy didn't include the orbits of Neptune and Uranus in his theory of how the solar system is arranged
  • Continents included in Ptolemy's book
  • Where Ptolemy lived
  • Why Ptolemy's work fell out of favor

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  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about how Copernicus changed the view of the solar system
  • Learning practice - use what you learned to answer questions about facts about Ptolemy's work on geography

Additional Learning

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  • What an astronomer does
  • What geocentric means
  • Ptolemy's famous works
  • How he influenced astronomy and geography for centuries
  • Ptolemy's early life