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Glossary of Branches of Science

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geology
the study of the earth and rocks
conservation
the study of the use and protection of natural resources
zoology
the study of animals
physics
the study of matter and energy and motion
climatology
the study of weather of a region over periods of time
science
from the Latin word "scientia", which means knowledge
ecology
the study of the relationship between plants and animals and their environment
oceanography
the study of everything in the oceans (waves, plants, animals) and the oceans boundaries where they meet the land
astronomy
the study of space and the stars, planets, galaxies and moons that exist in the universe
chemistry
the study of matter and substances and how they change and mix to form other substances
paleontology
the study of prehistoric times that involves the study of fossils
microbiology
the study of extremely small or one-celled organisms that are too small to see with the human eye
genetics
the study of heredity and the passing of genes or characteristics
embryology
the study of the development and growth of an egg
archaeology
the scientific study of the past cultures through tools and other artifacts left behind
biology
the study of all living things and life processes
meteorology
the study of the earth's atmosphere
the study or matter energy and motion
physics

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