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Global Scale Meteorology
The study of meteorology, and how it affects the whole Earth.
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Planetary Astronomy
The study of any type of planet that is in a solar system. This includes planets that can be found in our solar system and other solar systems.
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Solar Astronomy
The study of a star that is close to Earth that we refer to as the sun.
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Astronomy
The study of non-living things such as stars that exist apart from the Earth's atmosphere.
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Climatology
The study of the weather over a long period of time.
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Meteorology
The study of the sky and the processes that control the weather.
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Historical Geology
A branch of geology that studies what is leftover from things that existed a long time ago, like fossils and rock records.
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Physical Geology
A branch of geology that studies small pieces of rock and the processes that created them. An example is the sand we find at the beach.
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Geology
The study of the Earth and the processes that control how the Earth changes over time.
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Environmental Chemistry
The study of chemistry as it relates to things in the ground, such as soil and water, and the atmosphere. For example, this field might study smog.
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Biochemistry
The study of how chemistry relates to living things. For example, it looks at the chemical processes that happen in human bodies.
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Chemistry
The study of things that take up space, have mass and how these things change. Chemistry looks at the substances matter are composed of and how matter interacts and changes.
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Nuclear Physics
The physics of an atom's core (nucleus), which contains protons and neutrons. This field includes nuclear fusion and fission.
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Atomic Physics
The physics of atoms when they are alone and when they come into contact with each other. This includes the electrical and magnetic properties.
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Physics
The study of things that take up space, have mass and the ability of these things to do work. Physics looks at things like energy and matter.
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Physical Science
The study of something that is not living, including energy, matter, and space.
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This flashcard set covers the main branches and sub-branches of the physical sciences. You will learn about physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology and astronomy. We'll also look at several major sub-branches. For instance, you can focus your study on tiny particles with atomic physics. Or if you prefer the big picture, global scale meteorology might interest you.

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Physical Science
The study of something that is not living, including energy, matter, and space.
Physics
The study of things that take up space, have mass and the ability of these things to do work. Physics looks at things like energy and matter.
Atomic Physics
The physics of atoms when they are alone and when they come into contact with each other. This includes the electrical and magnetic properties.
Nuclear Physics
The physics of an atom's core (nucleus), which contains protons and neutrons. This field includes nuclear fusion and fission.
Chemistry
The study of things that take up space, have mass and how these things change. Chemistry looks at the substances matter are composed of and how matter interacts and changes.
Biochemistry
The study of how chemistry relates to living things. For example, it looks at the chemical processes that happen in human bodies.
Environmental Chemistry
The study of chemistry as it relates to things in the ground, such as soil and water, and the atmosphere. For example, this field might study smog.
Geology
The study of the Earth and the processes that control how the Earth changes over time.
Physical Geology
A branch of geology that studies small pieces of rock and the processes that created them. An example is the sand we find at the beach.
Historical Geology
A branch of geology that studies what is leftover from things that existed a long time ago, like fossils and rock records.
Meteorology
The study of the sky and the processes that control the weather.
Climatology
The study of the weather over a long period of time.
Astronomy
The study of non-living things such as stars that exist apart from the Earth's atmosphere.
Solar Astronomy
The study of a star that is close to Earth that we refer to as the sun.
Planetary Astronomy
The study of any type of planet that is in a solar system. This includes planets that can be found in our solar system and other solar systems.
Global Scale Meteorology
The study of meteorology, and how it affects the whole Earth.
Cosmology
The study of all the galaxies and everything within the galaxies.
Astrophysics
The study of the physics of all the galaxies, celestial bodies and stars, and how these elements interact with each other.
Biophysics
The study of the physics of living things on Earth.
Photonics
The study of photons, which are forms of energy smaller than an atom.
Analytical Chemistry
The investigation of things that take up space and have mass. This field analyzes matter, like the composition and structure of substances, which helps chemists better understand them.
Applied Chemistry
The study of using chemistry to create solutions to everyday problems.
Physical Chemistry
The study of chemistry as it relates to physics.
Environmental Geology
The study of geology as it relates to the environment and the humans that live within that environment.
Planetary Geology
The study of geology as it relates to the solids that exist outside of Earth's atmosphere. It looks at the solid matter that makes up planets, moons, comets, etc.
Economic Geology
The study of geology as it relates to the management of natural resources for the purposes of generating income.
Microscale Meteorology
The meteorology of a small area defined by a maximum size of one kilometer, like individual clouds.
Mesoscale Meteorology
The meteorology of a large area defined by a size of one kilometer to several hundred kilometers, like thunderstorms or snowstorms.
Synoptic Scale
The meteorology of an area defined by a size of a thousand kilometers or larger, like fronts or high and low pressure systems.
Stellar Astronomy
The study of celestial bodies that consist of gas and create their own light; we refer to these as stars.
Observational Astronomy
The astronomy of the perception of light, which includes the light we can see and also the light we cannot see.
Theoretical Astronomy
The study of astronomy as it relates to analyzing data to create models.

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