The Main Branches and Sub-Branches of Physical Science


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This main branch of physical science studies matter and energy.

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1. A person studying this branch of physical science might spend his day studying atoms and his night mesmerized by a fireworks show?

2. Volcanoes and earthquakes are of interest to a person studying this physical science because they deal with the planet earth.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your knowledge of the branches and sub-branches of physical science and to help you determine if you want to pursue a career in the physical sciences. The questions will quiz you on the branch of science that your local weatherman studied and which branch studies atoms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following branches of physical science:

  • The branch that studies matter and energy
  • The study of non-living things beyond planet Earth
  • The study of volcanoes and earthquakes

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the branches of the physical sciences
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the study of matter and energy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the study of weather

Additional Learning

To learn more about physical science, review the accompanying lesson, The Main Branches and Sub-Branches of Physical Science. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define physical science
  • Identify careers associated with these branches
  • Understand how the physical sciences play a role in our daily lives