Galileo Galilei Lesson for Kids: Facts & Biography


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What time period did Galileo live during?

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1. What was one of Galileo's first discoveries?

2. Why did Catholic Church leaders get angry with Galileo?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the most important scientists in history was a man called Galileo Galilei. You can go over important facts about his life and scientific contributions by answering the questions in this quiz and worksheet. These questions will ask you about topics such as Galileo's major discoveries and historical legacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will test you on topics such as:

  • When Galileo lived
  • One of Galileo's first discoveries
  • Galileo and the Catholic Church
  • Galileo's last years
  • Galileo's scientific legacy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - answer these quiz questions to test your recollection of the major facts about Galileo
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Galileo to pick out some information about his last years from our multiple-choice questions
  • Reading comprehension - see if you can understand what you read about Galileo's scientific discoveries and legacy

Additional Learning

For more facts about Galileo, read the associated lesson called Galileo Galilei Lesson for Kids: Facts & Biography. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Galileo's life
  • Science of the Renaissance
  • Galileo's discoveries and inventions
  • Galileo's historical importance