Nicolaus Copernicus Lesson for Kids: Facts & Biography


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Where did Copernicus first study astronomy?

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1. The Catholic Church believed what lay at the center of the solar system?

2. The Church asked Copernicus' help to design what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz and worksheet will test you on where Copernicus studied, why he waited almost until he died to publish his findings, and what the Church wanted him to do for them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions cover information such as:

  • Where Copernicus began his studies in astronomy
  • What the Church believed was at the center of the solar system
  • What a heliocentric system has at the center

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about why Copernicus did not publish his most famous work until he died
  • Information recall - remember what you read about what the Church asked him to help them design
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to explain what a heliocentric model of the solar system has at its center

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson called Nicolaus Copernicus Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts to find out more about this amazing man. This lesson will teach you how to:

  • Name the year Copernicus was born
  • Explain why he is known as the father of astronomy
  • Describe what the Church did after his great work was published