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Chapter 1, section 4


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Chapter 1, section 4

  1. 1. CAREERS IN SCIENCE Chapter 1, Section 4
  2. 2. Branches of Science <ul><li>The three main branches of science are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Earth & Space Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life Science </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE <ul><li>The study of Earth and it’s place in the universe </li></ul><ul><li>Forces that have shaped Earth throughout history </li></ul><ul><li>Earth’s ocean & weather </li></ul><ul><li>Planets and stars beyond earth </li></ul>
  4. 4. PHYSICAL SCIENCE <ul><li>Includes the study of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Light </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electricity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnetism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. LIFE SCIENCE <ul><li>The study of living things including plants, animals and microscopic life forms </li></ul>
  6. 6. Separate, but Together <ul><li>Although it is convenient to think of science as divided into three branches, they are NOT really separate </li></ul><ul><li>Most scientific questions span the different fields of science </li></ul>
  7. 7. Science in Nonscience careers <ul><li>CHEF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Living organisms (Yeast) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preventing food from spoiling </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Science in Nonscience careers <ul><li>ARTIST </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must know about the properties of the materials they use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics of heating and cooling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Properties of paints, paper, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Science in Nonscience careers <ul><li>SOUND TECHNICIAN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must understand how sound waves travel and interact with different materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must understand electronic equipment </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Science in Nonscience careers <ul><li>FIREFIGHTER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry of different fires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rescue techniques </li></ul></ul>