Name __________________ What Is Earth Science? Earth Science can be divided into four general areas of study: geology, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography. Read each description given and identify the main area of Earth Science involved. Then, thinking outside the box, decide if there are any ways that the other branches could study that description. Use letters to indicate the science branches you feel could study that topic. G – geology M – meteorology A – astronomy O – oceanography __________ 1. The study of volcanoes and earthquakes __________ 2. The area of Earth Science that uses telescopes __________ 3. The study of storm patterns __________ 4. The study of the movement of the sun and stars __________ 5. Research on the physical and chemical properties of seawater __________ 6. The identification of rocks and minerals __________ 7. The investigation of human impact on the oceans __________ 8. The search for evidence of the beginning of the universe based on the study of space objects __________ 9. The prediction of daily weather __________ 10. The search for oil __________ 11. The study of forces that cause weather __________ 12. The study of stars, planets, and comets __________ 13. Formerly just the study of the positions of the stars and planets __________ 14. The investigation of the processes that occur in the seas __________ 15. The study of how mountains were formed __________ 16. The examination of fossils __________ 17. The study of glaciers __________ 18. The study of climates __________ 19. The Earth Science that studies the composition of seawater __________ 20. The investigation of features of the moon.