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There are 88 official constellations. The constellations are spread throughout the whole celestial sphere, the imaginary sphere in space that surrounds the Earth. Constellations are visible on any clear night. the particular constellations you can see depends on your location, the time of year, and the time of night. As the Earth makes its daily …

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Astronomical Objects

Astronomical objects, sometimes referred to as celestial bodies or celestial objects, are any of the natural objects that can be seen in our sky, including stars, the sun, planets, the moon, asteroids, galaxies, and comets and many other objects. Constellations Planets Comets Asteroids

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Weather and Climate

The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere “behaves” over relatively long periods of time. Weather is basically the way the atmosphere is behaving, mainly with respect to its effects upon life and human activities. The …

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Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric sciences is an “umbrella term” for the study of the atmosphere, its processes, the effects other systems have on the atmosphere, and the effects of the atmosphere on these other systems. Weather and Climate International Weather Symbols Climatic Region Map Wind Chill

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Atmosphere Index

The atmosphere is a layer of gases which surrounds the entire Earth. It consists mainly of Nitrogen, Oxygen, as well as a few other gaseous elements. The purpose of this “layer” around the Earth is to prevent excessive amounts of radiation from reaching the Earth, thereby allowing we, as animals / planets, to survive. The atmosphere is …

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Plant Morphology

Plant morphology or phytomorphology is the study of the physical form and external structure of plants. This usually considered distinct from plant anatomy, which is the study of the internal structure of plants, especially at the microcopic level. Plant morphology is useful in the visual identification of plants.

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Plant Anatomy

Plant anatomy or phytotomy is the general term for the study of the internal structure of plants. Flower anatomyCalyxCorollaAndroeciumGynoecium Leaf anatomyLeaf anatomy Stem anatomyStem structure Fruit / Seed anatomyOvuleSeed structurePericarpAccessory fruit Wood anatomyBarkCorkPhloemVascular cambiumHeartwood and sapwoodBranch collar Root anatomyRoot structure

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Dendrology is the study of woody plants. These include trees: erect woody plants usually with one central trunk; shrubs: erect plants with numerous woody stems; and vines: woody plants that require an erect substrate for support. Dendrology tends to focus on economically useful woody plants, their identification and horticultural or silvicultural properties. Dendrology is often …

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Botany For Survival

Botany is the scientific study of plants. Botany encompasses aspects of the study of all plants, including algae, mosses, ferns, gymnosperms and flowering plants, which may occur on land, in rivers and lakes and the oceans. It includes aspects of plant distribution patterns, genetic relationships, physiology and biochemistry, and plant interactions with each other, animals and different environments. Branches of Botany Plant anatomy Dendrology Plant morphology Plant physiology …

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Zoology is the study of animal life. Zoology focuses on the evolution of the animal kingdom, comparing the anatomy, physiology, reproduction and behavior of animal groups. Zoologists are interested in the biology of particular groups of animals, the structure and function of animal bodies, and studying how new animals are formed and how their characteristics are passed on from …

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Physiology is the study of life. Physiology helps us understand how the body works, from the smallest part (cells) all the way to the whole body. It helps us understand how different parts of the body work together. Physiology also helps us understand how our body reacts to different contitions outside. Physiology helps us understand …

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