The Scientific Field of Astronomy


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Cosmology is the study of

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1. How did the 16th and 17th centuries contribute to modern astronomy?

2. How is astronomy different from astrology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will cover topics regarding astronomy. To pass the quiz you should have an understanding of cosmology and how the 16th and 17th centuries contributed to modern astronomy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of cosmology
  • Differentiate between astronomy from astrology
  • What observational astronomers study
  • Stellar and solar astronomy's differences

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about astronomy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related field of astronomy lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as astrology and astronomy

Additional Learning

To learn more about the study of stars, planets and space, review the corresponding lesson called The Scientific Field of Astronomy. This lesson will help you:

  • Define astronomy
  • Appreciate the contributions of Brahe, Newton and Galileo to astronomy
  • Describe the differences of cosmology and astrology to astronomy
  • Know the main fields of astronomy and their characteristics