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2010 MHS 1st Annual Virtual Science Fair

Science Fair Categories

ANIMAL SCIENCES
Animal science is described as "studying the biology of animals that are under the control of mankind." Historically, the animals studied were farm animals, but courses available now look at a far broader area to include companion animals, for example dogs, cats, horses and captive animals.

BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES
The social sciences are the fields of academic scholarship that explore aspects of human society.  The term behavioral sciences encompasses all the disciplines that explore the activities of and interactions among organisms in the natural world. Examples of behavioral sciences include psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology.

CELLULAR & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Cellular biology is an academic discipline that studies cells – their physiological properties, structure, interactions, life cycle, division and death.  Molecular biology is the study of biochemistry at a molecular level.

CHEMISTRY
Chemistry is the physical science of matter and the changes it undergoes.  Chemistry is primarily concerned with the composition, behavior, structure, and properties of matter.

ENGINEERING: ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL
Electrical engineering is the design and study of various electrical and electronic systems. Mechanical engineering is the design of physical or mechanical systems.

 

 

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