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1. Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge"
[1]
) is a systematic enterprise that builds
and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about
the universe.
2.
a. Natural science is a branch of science that seeks to elucidate the rules that govern
the natural world by applying anempirical and scientific method to the study of the universe.
The term natural sciences is used to distinguish it from thesocial sciences, which apply the
scientific method to study human behavior and social patterns; the humanities, which use
acritical, or analytical approach to the study of the human condition; and the formal sciences.
b. Physical Science is an encompassing term for the branches of natural science and science
that study non-living systems, in contrast to the life sciences. However, the term "physical"
creates an unintended, somewhat arbitrary distinction, since many branches of physical
science also study biological phenomena.
c. Biological science the science that studies living organisms
d. The social sciences are the fields of scholarship that study society. "Social science" is
commonly used as an umbrella termto refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural
sciences.
e. Applied science is the application of scientific knowledge transferred into a physical
environment. Examples include testing a theoretical model through the use of formal science
or solving a practical problem through the use of natural science.
3.
a. Botany - the study of plants
 Ecology - the study of organisms and their environment
 Entomology - the scientific study of insects
 Ichthyology - the study of fish
 Zoology - the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of
Animals
b.
Physics - Basic principles of matter and energy.
Chemistry - Matter, what it is made of and how it reacts.
Astronomy - Study of universe or totality of matter, energy, space and
time.
Meteorology - Atmospheric study including everything from the Earth's
surface to the end of the Earth's atmosphere.
Geology - Study of the Earth including its history and composition.
c.
Zoology - the study of animals and their life history
Ichthyology - the study of fish
Anatomy - the study of the animal form, with an emphasis on human bodies
Botany - the study of plants

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1. Science?(from?Latin?scientia, meaning "knowledge"[1]) is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes?knowledge?in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the?universe. 2. a. Natural science?is a branch of?science?that seeks to elucidate the rules that govern the?natural?world by applying anempirical?and?scientific method?to the study of the?universe. The term natural sciences is used to distinguish it from thesocial sciences, which apply the scientific method to study?human behavior?and?social?patterns; the?humanities, which use acritical, or?analytical approach?to th ...
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