Science is such a vast subject matter that pretty much covers every aspect of our lives; so, everything you may ever learn or know may be included in the science vocabulary. In fact, the definition of science is "the state or fact of knowledge." Below are some specific scientific vocabulary words to get you started towards expanding your knowledge of some popular sciences.
Science Vocabulary Words:
Aerobiology – The study of organic particles that are transported by the air. It is also branch of biology.
Amphibian – a type of vertebrate that lives a portion of its life in water and another part on land.
Astronomy – the scientific study of heavenly bodies
Atmosphere –the blanket of gases surrounding the earth.
Bacteria – one-celled living organisms. They have no nucleus in their cells
Biology – the scientific study of living things
Botany – the scientific study of plants
Cardiology – the scientific study of the heart
Carbon cycle – the constant exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen among living things
Carnivore – an organism that eats other animals
Cryology - the scientific study of very low temperatures and its related phenomena
Cell – The smallest unit of living matter
Climate –The prevailing weather conditions of a region.
Dermatology -the scientific study of the skin
Earthquake – the shaking of the earth’s crust and mantle
Ecosystem – the group of living and non-living things in an environment.
Electricity –a form of energy produced from the active energies of wind, water, oil, or coal.
Embryology – the scientific study of embryos
Erosion – the weathering away of rock pieces.
Evaporation - The process by which a liquid changes into a gas
Evolution – a change in a population’s gene pool from one generation to another generation by such processes such as natural selection, mutation, and genetic drift.
Galaxy – a collection of stars
Gravity – the pull of the earth
Geology – the scientific study of the earth
Habitat – the place where an animal or plant resides and grows.
Hematology – The scientific study of the blood
Herbivore – an organism that eats plants and other producers
Hibernate – to enter into a deep sleep or dormant condition during the winter
Histology – the scientific study of living tissues
Humus – a decayed animal or plant in the soil
Hurricane – a large storm with a low pressure at its center
Immunology – the scientific study of the immune system
Invertebrate –an animal without a backbone
Lunar Eclipse – the covering of the moon as it passes through the earth’s shadow.
Mammal – a warm-blooded vertebrate
Meteorite – a mass of stone from space and hits the surface of the moon or earth.
Meteorology – the scientific study of the weather
Microbiology – the scientific study of micro-organisms
Oceanology – the scientific study of oceans
Omnivore – an organism that eats both animals and plants
Opthalmology – the scientific study of the eyes
Ornithology – the scientific study of birds
Parasitism – a relationship in which an organism lives in other organism and benefits from that relationship. The other organism is harmed.
Parasitology - the scientific study of parasites
Photosynthesis – the food-making process of plants
Physiology – the scientific study of the functions of living organisms
Pollution – harmful substances found in land, water, or air
Precipitation –water particles that fall from the atmosphere and reach the earth’s surface
Psychology -the scientific study of mental processes in living creatures
Planet – a heavenly body revolving around the sun
Reptile – A vertebrate with thick and dry skin. They are egg-laying organisms.
Sexology – the scientific study of sex
Star – a self-luminous heavenly body
Solar Eclipse – the covering of the sun when the moon passes between the sun and the earth
Solar System – the group that comprises the sun and the objects that are revolving around it
Symbiosis – a relationship between two organisms that persists over time
Tocology – the scientific study of childbirth
Tornado – a violent storm of whirling wind that travels across a narrow path in the ground
Toxicology – the scientific study of poisons
Vertebrate – an animal with a backbone
Volcano – an opening in the earth’s surface where lave flows out.
Water Cycle – the movement of water from the earth to the air, and back to the earth’s surface.
Weathering – the process of breaking down of rocks into smaller pieces and particles.