Saturday, December 15, 2012

BRANCHES OF SCIENCES

The Branches of Science
The Physical Sciences
Physics: The study of matter and
energy and the interactions
between them. Physicists study
such subjects as gravity, light, and
time. Albert Einstein, a famous
physicist, developed the Theory of
Relativity.
Chemistry: The science that deals
with the composition, properties,
reactions, and the structure of
matter. The chemist Louis Pasteur,
for example, discovered
pasteurization, which is the process
of heating liquids such as milk and
orange juice to kill harmful germs.
Astronomy: The study of the
universe beyond the Earth's
atmosphere.
See also: Chemistry Science
Projects for Beginners
, Chemistry Science Projects:
Intermediate-Level
, and Chemistry Science Projects:
Advanced-Level
See also: Physical Science Projects
for Beginners
, Physical Science Projects:
Intermediate-Level
, and Physical Science Projects:
Advanced-Level
The Earth Sciences
Geology: The science of the origin,
history, and structure of the Earth,
and the physical, chemical, and
biological changes that it has
experienced or is experiencing.
Oceanography: The exploration and
study of the ocean.
Paleontology: The science of the
forms of life that existed in
prehistoric or geologic periods.
Meteorology: The science that deals
with the atmosphere and its
phenomena, such as weather and
climate.
See also: Earth Science Projects for
Beginners, Earth Science Projects:
Intermediate-Level
, and Earth Science Projects:
Advanced-Level
The Life Sciences (Biology)
Botany: The study of plants.
Zoology: The science that covers
animals and animal life.
Genetics: The study of heredity.
Medicine: The science of diagnosing,
treating, and preventing illness,
disease, and injury.
See also: Biology Science Projects for
Beginners, Biology Science Projects:
Intermediate-Level
, and Biology Science Projects:
Advanced-Level
See also: Botany Science Projects for
Beginners, Botany Science Projects:
Intermediate-Level
, and Botany Science Projects:
Advanced-Level
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astronomy - astronomy astronomy,
branch of science that studies the
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thermodynamics - thermodynamics
thermodynamics, branch of science
concerned with the nature of heat
and its ...
meteorology - meteorology
meteorology, branch of science that
deals with the atmosphere of a
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physics - physics physics, branch of
science traditionally defined as the
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