Science Branches Quiz

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Why is there disagreement about whether the formal sciences are science disciplines?

Because they do not rely on empirical evidence.

What are the three major branches of modern science?

Natural sciences, social sciences, and formal sciences.

Give examples of disciplines that fall under the category of applied sciences.

Engineering and medicine.

Where do the earliest written records of identifiable predecessors to modern science date back to?

Bronze Age Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Define the nature of science as described in the text.

Science is a rigorous, systematic endeavor that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the world.

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Definition of Science

  • Science is a rigorous, systematic endeavor that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the world

Branches of Science

  • Natural sciences study the physical world and include:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
  • Social sciences study individuals and societies and include:
    • Economics
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
  • Formal sciences study formal systems, governed by axioms and rules and include:
    • Logic
    • Mathematics
    • Theoretical computer science

Debate on Formal Sciences

  • There is disagreement on whether formal sciences are considered science disciplines because they do not rely on empirical evidence

Applied Sciences

  • Applied sciences use scientific knowledge for practical purposes and include:
    • Engineering
    • Medicine

History of Science

  • The history of scientific discipline spans the majority of the historical record
  • The earliest written records of identifiable predecessors to modern science date back to:
    • Bronze Age Egypt
    • Mesopotamia

Test your knowledge of the diverse branches of science with this quiz! From physics and chemistry to psychology and sociology, challenge yourself with questions on various scientific disciplines. Whether you're a science enthusiast or simply curious about the world around you, this quiz will put your scientific acumen to the test.

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