Scientists are people who have expert knowledge in the natural or physical sciences. Usually, scientists spend a lot of time studying their chosen field before they start working in it. Scientists may go to college for four (or even more!) years acquire the knowledge they need.
What type of scientist do you want to be? Learn more about different kinds of science below. Then visit Kentucky Science Center to find the scientist in you!
Aeronautical Engineer – A scientist who designs and produces aircraft and understands the concept of flight as it works within the Earth’s atmosphere
Botanist – A scientist who studies plants, from tiny, single-celled organisms to huge, towering trees
Chemist – A scientist who studies the composition of matter and the changes (or chemical reactions) that take place when matter is combined
Doctor – A scientist who studies medicine, or the way a human body works, and who learns how to treat a human body when it’s sick
Geologist – A scientist who studies how the Earth formed, and who is especially interested in the rocks that make up the Earth’s crust
Mathematician – A scientist who looks at numbers and data in new ways and works to apply number theory to better understand how the world works
Paleontologist – A scientist who studies life forms that existed in different geologic periods through the evidence (like fossils) they leave behind
Physicist – A scientist who studies the universe and everything in it, including how matter and energy relate to one another
Psychiatrist – A scientist who studies and treats mental illnesses that make life difficult for people or make it hard for them to function in society