"Ology" Words

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The suffix "ology" means "study of...". Match these words with the type of science they study. Ask yourself if the science is Life science, Earth science, or Physical science.

Cosmology

study of the universe

Biology

all the plant and animal life of a particular region; the study of all living things

Meteorology

science dealing with the atmosphere and weather

Ornithology

the branch of zoology that studies birds

Chemistry

the study of the properties of matter and how matter changes

Genetics

The scientific study of heredity

Geology

The study of Earth's crust

Archaeology

The study of ancient cultures

Physics

The study of matter, energy, and forces

Ecology

The study of habitats and environments

Anatomy

the study of body structure; the inside of bodies

Botany

the study of plant life

Seismology

The study of Earth's faults (cracks) and earthquakes

Hydrology

the branch of geology that studies water on the earth and in the atmosphere: its distribution and uses and conservation

Microbiology

the study of living things too small to be seen with the naked eye

Zoology

the branch of biology that studies animals

Cytology

the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells

Physiology

The study of all the functions or processes of the body

Entomology

the branch of zoology that studies insects

Pathology

the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

Astronomy

the study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space

Ichthyology

the branch of zoology that studies fishes

Paleontology

a science dealing with prehistoric life through the study of fossils

Thermodynamics

the study of heat and its transformation into mechanical energy

Astronautics

the science of travel beyond the earth's atmosphere; space flight

Marine Biology

the study of ocean life

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