Biology is the birds and the bees,
how life works, from the flea to the elephant.
Chemistry makes us high,
explains the carbon cycle, spins the periodic table.
Alchemy turns lead into gold,
distills the fountain of youth.
Physics searches for the origin of the universe,
from quarks to quasars.
Astronomy names the stars
and moves faster than the speed of light.
Astronomy reads the stars
and names their links to us.
Paleontology delves into the history of biology,
finding life in bones and fossils.
Geology rakes the earth, dirt to rock,
volcanoes to earthquakes.
Mathematics, the language of science,
ties them all together,
excluding the pseudo from the real.