Ptolemy Theory of the Universe: Lesson for Kids


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This image shows a _____ model of the universe.

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1. Ptolemy was a(n) _____.

2. The center of the universe in the Ptolemaic System is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set help you measure your knowledge of the Ptolemaic model of the universe. You will be quizzed on this and competing theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll find out if you understand:

  • Copernicus' model of the universe
  • Who Ptolemy was
  • The center of the universe according to Ptolemy

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use what you learned to solve solar system model practice problems
  • Noticing differences - compare topics from the lesson, such as geocentric and heliocentric models of the universe
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about Ptolemy's life and what he said was at the center of the universe

Additional Learning

To find out more about this model of the universe, read the lesson titled Ptolemy Theory of the Universe: Lesson for Kids. You will learn about:

  • Other fields Ptolemy worked in
  • The Almagest
  • Reactions to Copernicus' theories in his lifetime