Worksheet: History of Astronomy

In this worksheet, we will practice recognizing the way our understanding of the solar system has changed over time.

Q1:

Before the 15th century, people did not believe that the Sun was the center of our universe.

What did they think was the center of the universe?

  • AThe Sun
  • BThe Moon
  • CJupiter
  • DEarth

Q2:

Astronomy is a branch of science. What does astronomy mean?

  • AThe study of plants
  • BThe study of constellations (stars)
  • CThe study of aliens
  • DThe study of stars, planets, and space

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