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Science: Physical Sciences

An overview of resources to get you started in studying or researching science topics.

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Physical Sciences subtopics

Physical sciences include any of the sciences that study nonliving things, including chemistry, physics, astronomy, and earth science.

Topics in this guide include:

  • Chemistry -- A science that deals with the composition, structure, and properties of substances and with the transformations that they undergo.
  • Physics -- A science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions.
  • Astronomy -- The study of objects and matter outside the earth's atmosphere and of their physical and chemical properties.
  • Earth Science -- Any of the sciences (as geology, meteorology, or oceanography) that deal with the earth or with one or more of its parts.