Carl Sagan: Biography, Discoveries & Theory


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Which of these things did Carl Sagan NOT do?

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1. Which NASA spacecraft took the famous image of the ''pale blue dot''?

2. About how many people have seen Cosmos: A Personal Voyage since it first aired in 1980?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This study quiz and worksheet combo will assess how much you know about Carl Sagan. You'll be required to know about topics like some of Sagan's achievements and the spacecraft that photographed the 'pale blue dot'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these key points:

  • The number of people who've seen Cosmos
  • Sagan's work on a probe sent to another planet in 1962
  • Sagan's findings regarding the temperature on Venus

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Carl Sagan
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of people who've seen his show Cosmos
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about his discovery regarding Venus and his work on a probe that was the first to visit another planet

Additional Learning

Learn more with the accompanying lesson named Carl Sagan: Biography, Discoveries & Theory. These areas of interest will be addressed:

  • Carl Sagan as one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century
  • His early life and education
  • Sagan speaking out about climate change
  • The number of books he wrote and his award of a Pulitzer Prize