Historical Approaches to Studying the Galaxy & Solar System

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In the geocentric model of the universe, what is in the center?

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1. Which culture first developed a unified heliocentric theory?

2. What obsession of the ancient Greeks helped them develop their mathematical equations to describe the cosmos?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of historical approaches to studying the galaxy and solar system by using the available worksheet and quiz. Different theories and models are addressed on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your understanding of:

  • An obsession of the ancient Greeks that helped them develop their mathematical equations to describe the cosmos
  • Person credited with creating the heliocentric model as we know it today
  • When people in Europe starting obsessing over the invention of new tools and technologies to record stars
  • Culture that developed the heliocentric theory

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on past research methods for the galaxy and solar system
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the center in the geocentric model of the universe
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the heliocentric model

Additional Learning

Review more about these older theories and models by using the lesson called Historical Approaches to Studying the Galaxy & Solar System. Use this lesson to study more about:

  • The world's oldest method of scientific research
  • Greek concepts of math
  • Characteristics of the heliocentric model
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