The Branches of Science

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Physical Sciences

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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