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Science

It is a process of gathering knowledge about the natural world

The knowledge obtained by observing natural events and conditions in order to discover facts and formulate laws or principles that can be verified or tested

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Physical science

The study of matter and energy

The scientific study of nonliving matter

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Matter

The stuff that everything is made of

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Energy

The ability to do work

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Chemistry

The study of all forms of matter. It is also the study of how substances change.

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Physics

Looks at energy and the way the energy affects matter

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Chemical reaction

Takes place when one substance reacts with another substance to make a new substance

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Motion, force, gravity, electricity, light and heat are parts of what?

Physics

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Meteorologist

Person who studies the atmosphere such as weather forecasting

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Geology

The study of the origin, history, and structure of earth

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Geochemist

A person who studies the chemistry of rocks, minerals, and soil

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Physical science is divided into what two studies?

Physics and chemistry

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What is the difference between chemistry and physics?

Chemistry is the study of matter physics looks at energy and how the energy affects matter

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What are three things the chemistry studies?

1) how matter interact with other matter
2) what the structure and properties of matter are
3) how substances change

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What is the first step in gathering knowledge?

Asking a question

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What is the process of gathering knowledge about the natural world?

Science

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What is the study of matter and energy?

Physical science

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What can be divided into the study of physics and chemistry

Physical science

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What studies the structure and properties of matter and how matter changes?

Chemistry

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What looks at energy and the way the energy affects matter?

Physics

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What are some areas of physical science?

Geology, biology, and meteorology