Science, Math & Metallurgy in Early India


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1. What number did the Indians discover?

2. Which best describes the Indian understanding of astronomy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Indian civilization actually made numerous contributions to the sciences, mathematics and metallurgy. This lesson and attached quiz will go over some key points on ancient India's developments in these areas, such as India's contributions to medicine, astronomy, and so on.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • Early developments in plastic surgery
  • Mathematical discoveries of the early Indians
  • Astronomical beliefs of early India
  • The qualities of Wootz steel
  • Indian breakthroughs in medicine

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - ensure that you can remember some of the key points on the science, math and metallurgy of early India that you went over in the lesson.
  • Reading comprehension - test your comprehension of the specific fields in mathematics and science in which early Indians made significant contributions, as well as some of the more notable contributions themselves
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of early India to identify specific achievements in mathematics, science and metallurgy from that time and place

Additional Learning

To learn more about the scientific achievements of the early Indians, review the corresponding lesson called Science, Math & Metallurgy in Early India. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of early India
  • Scientific breakthroughs
  • Mathematical findings
  • Technological developments