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Astronomy Assessment
Lesson: Heliocentric v. Geocentric


(1) What are the definitions of heliocentric and geocentric?

Heliocentric –


Geocentric –



(2) Please give an example of one of Copernicus’ major contributions to astronomy. Why was this so important?

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(3) In your own words, explain why was Copernicus’ model such a problem?
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(4) Draw the geocentric solar system that Aristotle proposed:


 

(5) Draw the heliocentric solar system that Copernicus proposed:

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