Two Main Branches of Physical Science


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A scientist unearths and studies the bones of long extinct birds. This is an example of _____ .

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1. A scientist studying how people choose between different types of laundry detergent is an example of _____.

2. Using the techniques of _____, a scientist investigates new ways to make plastics from raw materials.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the two main branches of physical science. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include real-world applications of each branch.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Characteristics of physics
  • Characteristics of chemistry
  • Examples of various types of scientific studies

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the two main branches of physical science
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the application of physics and chemistry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to determine whether scientific applications fall under a category other than physics or chemistry

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, Two Main Branches of Physical Science. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the characteristics of physics and chemistry
  • Understand the purpose of the Large Hadron Collider
  • Know the four elements that make up most of the living things on Earth
  • Recognize instances in which the two branches of study overlap