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"Ology" Words

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.
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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