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Development of Astronomy in Ancient History

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Back in ancient times, if you knew your astronomy, you were MOST LIKELY a _____.

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1. If you could equate an ancient astronomer to another profession of the modern-day, you'd say they most closely resemble _____.

2. Which ancient astronomical tool helped people tell what time of the day it was?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get an idea of what you know about the development of astronomy in ancient history. Answer questions on key points like the type of person who was an astronomer in ancient times and the role of ancient astronomers in today's world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about:

  • A tool of ancient astronomy that helped with telling time
  • The way trade and economies were able to expand
  • A characteristic of ancient astronomy

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of ancient astronomy and how it's connected to our modern society
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a group of people who understood astronomy in ancient times and a tool that helped to tell time
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the expansion of trade and economies in ancient history due to astronomy

Additional Learning

Feel free to explore ancient astronomy with the lesson called Development of Astronomy in Ancient History. You'll be going over the following key subjects:

  • Definition of astronomy
  • Ancient astronomy's influence on agriculture
  • Astronomy that was made political in the Roman Republic
  • Development of the scientific method from astronomy
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