Physical Science

Physical science is an encompassing term for the branches of science that seek to describe objects behaving at the material dimension of complexity. There are four major branches to the physical sciences.

  1. Physics is the "fundamental science" because it forms the base on which all other sciences are built. The physical laws of matter and energy, and the forces that govern the interactions between particles.
  2. Chemistry is the science of molecular behavior.
  3. Astronomy (some times called cosmology) is the science of celestial bodies and their interactions in space.
  4. Earth science is the planet Earth, the only known life-bearing planet.