Oodles of “Ologies” Word Find

on November 1, 2017

If you talk science, you see “-ology” everywhere—biology, geology, paleontology. It simply means “to study.” There are so many areas of science to study. Which one interests you? No matter what interests you, you can probably find a field of study just right for you!

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1).

  1. Paleontology: Digging up dinosaurs get you pumped? Become a paleontologist!
  2. Zoology: As you might guess from the zoo part of the word, this is the study of animals.
  3. Geology: If you like to study rocks, this field is for you.
  4. Microbiology: The study of really tiny living things—germs and stuff with a big impact.
  5. Entomology: The study of creepy, crawly insects.
  6. Volcanology
  7. Chemistry: Okay, so, it’s not an –ology, but this is the study of nonliving substances and how they interact.
  8. Astronomy: The study of objects beyond earth, such as stars and planets.
  9. Garbology: They say that one person’s trash is another’s treasure. For garbologists, that’s very true.
  10. Ichnology: Ichnologists study fossil footprints, tracks, and worm burrows.
  11. Palynology
  12. Volcanology: How exciting is that—spend your life studying volcanoes!
  13. Oology: An egg-celent field for those who love to collect birds’ eggs.
  14. Agrostology: Sounds like some sort of space exploration, but, really, it’s the study of grass.
  15. Palynology: Scientists in this sneezy field study pollen.
  16. Rhinology: This study of the nose is nothing to sneeze at.
  17. Emetology: If you have a queasy stomach, avoid this one—it’s the study of throwing up.
  18. Meteorology: Sounds like the study of meteors, but it’s actually the study of weather.
  19. Paleoscatology: Scientists in this field get the scoop on dinosaur poop.
  20. Momilogy: Not the study of moms—this is actually the study of mummies.
  21. Papyrology: A whole field of science for studying ancient documents? You bet!
  22. Pelology: Kids who love playing in the mud can grow up to study it.

“Ask the beasts . . . the fish . . . or the bushes, and they will teach you . . . that the LORD has done this” (Job 12:7–9).

  • Paleontology
  • Zoology
  • Geology
  • Microbiology
  • Entomology
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Garbology
  • Ichnology
  • Volcanology
  • Oology
  • Agrostology
  • Palynology
  • Rhinology
  • Emetology
  • Meteorology
  • Paleoscatology
  • Momilogy
  • Papyrology
  • Pelology
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