1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES is the study of all living organisms and inanimate natural objects, through experiment, observation and deduction.

The theoretical content of Broad Field 01 Natural and Physical Sciences includes:
. atmospheric sciences
. biological processes
. chemical reactions
. geological composition and structures
. laboratory methodology
. mathematical and statistical techniques
. observation and measurement
. scientific method
. subatomic particles and quantum mechanics
. thermodynamics and entropy

The main purpose of this broad field of education is to develop an understanding of the workings of the universe, and to extend the body of scientific knowledge.

This broad field comprises the following narrow fields:

This section contains the following subsection :
          0101 Mathematical Sciences
          0103 Physics and Astronomy
          0105 Chemical Sciences
          0107 Earth Sciences
          0109 Biological Sciences
          0199 Other Natural and Physical Sciences

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