The Main Branches of Science


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What are the main branches of science?

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1. Which of the following is a physical science?

2. Which of the following is the study of the history of the earth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will help you identify the main branches of science. They will ask questions regarding vocabulary and other concepts associated with the sciences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will ask students to do the following:

  • Identify the three main branches of science
  • Define ecology
  • Identify branch containing zoology
  • Define field of study focusing on history of the earth

Skills Practiced

Students who take these assessments will be improving the skills listed below:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the related lesson on the main branches of science
  • Making connections - use understanding of the three main branches to categorize their subsets
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the sciences from one another
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the characteristics of each branch of science

Additional Learning

For more information on this topic, take a look at the accompanying lesson, The Main Branches of Science. It will help you achieve these goals:

  • Describe what a scientist is
  • Define the three main branches of science
  • Identify the subsets of each branch
  • Understand the characteristics of each science type
  • Learn about the combination sciences