Geocentric, Heliocentric & Ptolemaic Models of the Universe


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Geocentrism states that:

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1. Heliocentrism states that:

2. Ptolemy's model of the universe:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the models of the universe. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include Plato and Aristotle's contributions to astronomy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on key figures and terms, such as:

  • Geocentrism
  • Heliocentrism
  • Ptolemy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on models of the universe
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Ptolemy's model of the universe
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as heliocentrism and geocentrism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson Geocentric, Heliocentric & Ptolemaic Models of the Universe. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the early philosophers associated with astronomy
  • Understand the concepts of geocentrism and uniform circular motion
  • Recognize the key principles of the Ptolemaic model
  • Define heliocentrism