Branches of Physical Science & their Studies — A Guide for Students…

List of Branches of Physical Science & the Study of Each Branch

BRANCHES OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE – Here is a guide on the four (4) main branches under this field of Science and their specific studies.

Science is one of the subjects that are part of the curriculum in the Philippines from Kindergarten to college. This definitely means that are a lot of things to be learned under the subject — this is one of the widest fields of studies aside from English.

Physical Science
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Under Science, there are several branches including the Physical Science and Biology. The former refers to the branch that deals with the study of non-living systems which is in contrast to the discussions under life science.

Just as there are several branches of Biology, there are also several branches of Physical Science. You can check on them below.

Branches of Physical Science
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This branch of Physical Science deals with the study of matter as well as its motion through time and space. It is also where related concepts such as force and energy are discussed. It is through this subject that students are taught about the analysis of nature for understanding of how the universe behaves.

There are several branches under Physics. These branches are the following:

  1. Classical Physics
  2. Modern Physics
  3. Nuclear Physics
  4. Atomic Physics
  5. Mechanical Physics
  6. Mechanics
  7. Acoustics
  8. Optics
  9. Thermodynamics
  10. Astrophysics

Also one of the branches of Physical Science is Astronomy. It is the study of celestial objects like the stars, planets, moons, galaxies, comets, asteroids, and nebulae. It also studies physics, chemistry, and their evolution. There are several branches of astronomy including the following:

  • Astrophysics
  • Astrometry
  • Planetology
  • Cosmology
  • Astrobiology
  • Asteroseismology
  • Astrochemistry
  • Selenography
  • Areology
  • Photometry 

Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter. It is also the field where topics about atoms, molecular forces, and chemical reactions of substances are studied. Here are the eight (8) branches of chemistry:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Stereochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry
Earth Science

Also one of the branches of Physical Science is Earth Science. It is the study of the planet Earth including the natural environment and how it works. It is also where topics about the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere are discussed.

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