Leucippus' Atomic Theory & Model


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What school of thought was Leucippus's theory of atomism designed to contradict?

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1. According to Leucippus, what two basic elements composed the universe?

2. How was the universe created, according to Leucippus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Study the biography of Leucippus and review his theories on atoms and the creation of the universe. In the quiz, you'll be asked to identify some of Leucippus' theorems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these materials to review:

  • Leucippus' theory of creation
  • Atomism
  • Who Leucippus taught

Skills Practiced

Use these materials to practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding atomic theory and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Leucippus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Leucippus' legacy

Additional Learning

Learn more about who Leucippus was and his theory of atoms by delving into the accompanying lesson examining his life and philosophies. In that lesson, you will cover the following objectives:

  • Describe the basics of Leucippus' atomic theory
  • Discuss Leucippus and some controversies surrounding his existence
  • Provide details of Leucippus' background
  • Examine Leucippus' philosophies on matter and motion