What Are the Branches of Biology?


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What is biology?

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1. Scientists are studying how wolves have shaped the ecosystem in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. They have found that an increase in wolf populations affects the populations of so many other living things that the rivers and mountains actually changed as well. In what branch of biology do these scientists work?

2. Sports physical therapists study the biomechanics of how joints, muscles and bones move during athletic activity. What branch of science do they study?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You may have taken biology in high school. How much do you remember about it? More than likely, it was a general course. This quiz, however, is more specific and covers the various branches of biology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test you on topics such as:

  • Definition of biology
  • Study of animals and the environment
  • Biomechanic branch of study
  • The study of atoms and molecules
  • Cell interaction and formation studies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information regarding the various branches of biology to answer quiz questions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can define key terms such as biology and the study of animals and the ecosystem
  • Knowledge application - apply knowledge to identify the branch of biology that a scientist practices when he or she is trying to grow tissue in a lab

Additional Learning

To learn more about the following topics, review the lesson titled What Are the Branches of Biology?:

  • Breaking down the prefix bio- and the suffix -ology
  • The study of DNA or RNA
  • Branch that creates vaccines and cures for diseases