Scientist

Research and Development

 

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Scientists undertake lots of experiments, such as laboratory tests, so they can find useful information and solve problems.

There are four main disciplines of science:

  • Chemistry  - the study of chemicals,
  • Physics - the study of the physical world,
  • Biology - the study of living things.
  • Geology - the study of rocks

Scientist at work

The "scientific method" is the special way or process by which a scientist researches a problem.

Scientists are often used:

  • to give explanations about why things happen,
  • by companies to produce new products such as medicines,
  • by other scientists to improve their own research and results

To become a scientist, you need to study one of the disciplines at university and get a degree in that discipline.

 

These branches can be broken down into many areas with each area specialising in their area of research: (for example):  Go to each linked page.

Did You Know?

If you could remove all the space from the atoms that make up your body, you could walk through the eye of a needle!

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