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