What Are Life Sciences?


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Which branch of the life sciences would be interesting to someone who liked studying animals?

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1. If you are into bugs, then this would be a good career for you.

2. Which branch of the life sciences would be best if you like using a microscope?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The life sciences include the study of a vast array of living things. This lesson will help you identify which organisms are studied in each branch of life science.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz included with this lesson will assess your knowledge of:

  • The area of life science that studies animals
  • Which field of life science that studies insects
  • What field focuses on very small organisms
  • The ideal field of study for someone interested in marine life
  • Which field only studies plants

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - know the focus of study for different types of biological science
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different branches of life science
  • Information recall - identify which branch of life science would include the study of specific organisms
  • Knowledge application - if given a particular group of living organisms, identify which branch of life science would be the area of focus for that organism

Additional Learning

Find out more about life sciences by reviewing the accompanying lesson entitled, What Are Life Sciences. This lesson teaches the following objectives:

  • Know which branch of life science studies insects
  • Identify the branch of life science that studies organisms that live in the ocean
  • Recall which branch of life science studies organisms that are microscopic in size
  • Know which area of life science focuses on the study of plants