What is Science? - Definition, Topics & Branches


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What is science?

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1. What topics do biologists study?

2. What is Earth science?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When people hear the term science, they tend to think of brainy people in white coats working in a laboratory somewhere. But in reality, there are many different branches in science and topics of study. You can test your understanding of these different branches with the questions in this online assessment. Points you'll be tested on include specific branches and what they study.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The overall definition of science
  • The focus of biology
  • What Earth science studies
  • The definition of chemistry
  • Identifying what are and are not branches of science

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you accurately remember each of the different branches of science discussed in the lesson and the topics that they study
  • Defining key concepts - define a few terms from the lesson that describe specific branches of science, such as chemistry and Earth science
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of science to identify specific scientific fields and their areas of focus

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about the branches of science, review the lesson called What is Science? - Definition, Topics & Branches. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • An overview of science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth sciences
  • Astronomy