Johannes Kepler Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

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Which of Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion explain that celestial bodies travel in elliptical orbits?

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1. Who was the mentor to Johannes Kepler?

2. Johannes Kepler believed in the work of Nicholas Copernicus, who developed a model of the solar system where all objects orbit the sun. What is another name for this sun-centered model?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to check your knowledge of the personal and professional life of Johannes Kepler. You will be quizzed on names, inventions and other terms used in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Interesting facts you will be tested on when using this assessment include:

  • Which of Kepler's Laws explain about planets travelling in elliptical orbits
  • Who mentored Kepler
  • The name of the sun-centered model created by Copernicus and used by Kepler
  • Which two inventions were made possible by Kepler's development of the lens
  • Which planet was studied by Kepler that helped him to form his law about elliptical orbits

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson, such as Kepler's law about elliptical orbits
  • Information recall - remember what inventions that involve lenses that can be linked to Kepler
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about Kepler's mentor and the planet he studied to form his law about elliptical orbits

Additional Learning

Study more information about this historical figure with the lesson titled, Johannes Kepler Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts. Things you will learn include:

  • Where and when Kepler was born
  • Observations that drew Kepler to astronomy at a young age
  • The titles of books he published and what they focused on
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