Name ____________________________________ Due: Period: 1 2 4 5 7 Mini-Project: 3 Branches of Science Visual/Tactile Part Search around your home -- indoors and outdoors -- to find 12 different objects representing the three main branches of science. These items must include the following: ® 4 natural (not manmade) objects representing life science, the study of living things (no live animals, molds, wet material, or rotting garbage, please!) Life science deals with living things and their parts and actions. Smaller branches of life science include zoology (the study of animals) and botany (the study of plants.) ® 4 objects representing earth science, the study of our planet (including space). Earth science is the study of the Earth and its rocks, oceans, volcanoes, earthquakes, atmosphere, and other features. Usually earth science also includes astronomy. Astronomers explore nature beyond the Earth. They study such objects as stars, planets, and moons. ® 4 objects representing physical science, the study of matter, energy, forces, motion, etc. Some physical scientists explore what substances are made of and how they change and combine. This branch of physical science is called chemistry. Other physical scientists study forms of energy such as heat and light. This is the science of physics. All 12 objects must be small enough to fit easily inside a sealed plastic sandwich bag or quart-sized bag. (Multiple bags not allowed!) Written Part ® Write two or more good sentences for each chosen object stating why or how the object fits into the particular branch of science. (For example, Life Science): The gourd is mainly light and dark orange. There is a green circular color at the base of the gourd and it is diamond- like shape in appearance. Fits into Life science because it comes from a seed and needs sun and water to grow. ® Group written work by categories. ® Make sure that all final work is done neatly and with care! ® Be sure to put both your name on the bag and the written work, too.