Presentation on theme: "What is Science? Science is a body of knowledge obtained through study and observation."— Presentation transcript:
What is Science? Science is a body of knowledge obtained through study and observation.
There are four major branches of scientific study: Chemistry Physics Earth Science Biology
Biology is the study of living organisms. Fields of study include: Fields of study include: BotanyVirology MicrobiologyEcology GeneticsLimnology ZoologyOrnithology PhysiologyHerpetology EntomologyMedicine
Chemistry is the study of the composition and properties of matter. Fields of study include: BiochemistryBiochemistry Polymer ChemistryPolymer Chemistry Food ChemistryFood Chemistry PharmacologyPharmacology Nuclear ChemistryNuclear Chemistry GeochemistryGeochemistry
Physics is the study of forces, motion and energy and how they affect matter. Fields of study include: Nuclear Physics Astrophysics
Earth Science is the study of how our planet works and its place in the universe. Fields of study include: AstronomyPaleontology OceanographyPetrology GeologyStratigraphy MeteorologyHydrology VolcanologyMineralogy Seismology
Earth Science can be divided into four areas of study. AstronomyOceanography Geology Meteorology
Meteorology is the study of weather and the forces that cause it.
Oceanography is the study of bodies of water called oceans.
Astronomy is the study of stars, planets and other bodies in space.
Geology is the study of the processes that form and change the earth.
Review Questions: 1.What are the four major areas of science? 2.What are the four major areas of study within earth science? 3.The study of living things is called? 4.The study of matter and its properties? 5.The study of rocks and minerals that make up the earth? 6.The study of planets, stars and other bodies in space? 7.The study of weather?