Historical scientist Nicolaus Copernicus

This biography text for year 5 and P6, linking to the topic Earth and Space, explains how Nicolaus Copernicus discovered that it was the Earth moving around the Sun. Although Copernicus didn’t get everything right – the Sun is NOT at the centre of the whole universe – his ideas changed the way that astronomers studied the skies. Over the next 100 years, astronomers began to challenge the old ideas and to look closely at what was really happening.

The downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 5
Earth and space
Historical scientist Nicolaus Copernicus

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