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<div class="rxbodyfield"><h3>What is science and who are scientists?</h3><p><strong>Science</strong> is a way of organizing what we already know and learning more by experiments.</p><p>Scientists use the <a href="http://edit:9992/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_authtype=0&amp;sys_variantid=971&amp;sys_revision=4&amp;sys_contentid=20923&amp;sys_context=0" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_contentid="20923" sys_dependentid="20923" sys_dependentvariantid="971" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="1578580" sys_siteid="" sys_variantid="971">scientific method</a> to learn about the world.</p><p>There are a lot of different branches of science. Here are a few of the more common sciences:</p><p><strong>biology</strong> is the study of living things<br /><strong>zoology</strong> is the study of animals<br /><strong>botany</strong> is the study of plants<br /><strong>chemistry</strong> is the study of the elements (like carbon) and their compounds (like carbon dioxide)<br /><strong>biochemistry</strong> - if you combine biology and chemistry, you get biochemistry - the chemistry of living things<br /><strong>geology</strong> is the study of rocks and the earth<br /><strong>astronomy</strong> is the study of stars, planets, moons, and everything in space<br /><strong>meteorology</strong> is the study of the weather<br /><strong>physics</strong> is the study of energy - light, sound, heat, electricity, and motion<br /><strong>anthropology</strong> is the study of humans</p><p>The different kinds of scientists are named for what they study. Biologists study biology. Zoologists study animals. So there are botanists, chemists, geologists, astronomers, and many more!</p><p>Science is all about getting answers to questions -</p><ul><li>Why?&#160;</li><li>When? &#160;</li><li>Where? &#160;</li><li>What? &#160;</li><li>Who? &#160;</li></ul><p>Scientists are curious - they want to know the answers. &#160;Then they want to <a href="http://edit:9992/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_authtype=0&amp;sys_variantid=971&amp;sys_revision=2&amp;sys_contentid=20924&amp;sys_context=0" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_contentid="20924" sys_dependentid="20924" sys_dependentvariantid="971" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="1578584" sys_siteid="" sys_variantid="971">share</a> what they learn.</p><p>What kind of scientist do you think you might like to be? &#160;Think about what interests you - is it volcanos? &#160;Then maybe you&#8217;d like to be a vulcanologist, a special kind of geologist. Is it grasshoppers and wasps? &#160;Then entomology is for you - that&#8217;s the study of insects. There&#8217;s more than a whole world of science, since you might even study things far beyond our earth, and be an astronomer.</p><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" style=" max-width: 560px; min-width: 560px;" sys_dependentid="642942" sys_dependentvariantid="2527" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="1584832" sys_siteid=""><span class="embediframeTitle" style=" display: none;">The wacky history of cell theory - Lauren Royal-Woods</span> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//" width="560">@#160;</iframe> <a class="hidden" href="/resources/audiovideo/s.swf"></a></div><h4>Dream Big</h4><p>Watch <a href="" target="_blank">&quot;When I Grow Up,&quot;</a><span class="exit" title="exit NIEHS">&#160;</span> a short film about childhood dreams and keeping track of them.</p><p>&#160;</p><p>Back to <a class="titlelinke" contenteditable="false" href="http://edit:9992/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_authtype=0&amp;sys_variantid=971&amp;sys_revision=22&amp;sys_contentid=19036&amp;sys_command=edit&amp;sys_context=0" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="Science How It Works" sys_contentid="19036" sys_dependentid="19036" sys_dependentvariantid="976" sys_relationshipid="1578583" sys_variantid="971" unselectable="on">Science -- How It Works</a></p></div>

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