Life, Physical and Social Science

Learn about the life, physical and social science fields.

Life, Physical and Social Science


Read biographies about the different astronauts at NASA.


Chemists study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and the ways in which the substances interact with one another.

Conservation Scientist

Conservation scientists and foresters manage the overall land quality of forests, parks, and other natural resources.

Environmental Scientist

Environmental scientists find and fix pollution and other environmental problems by figuring out what is in the air, water, and soil to make sure that our environment is safe.

Fire Archeologist

Fire archeologists provides information on vulnerable plant or animal species, or cultural resources--before, during and after wildland fire incidents.


Oceanographers study a wide range of topics, including marine life and ecosystems and the chemical and physical properties of the ocean.

Physicist / Astronomer

Physicists study the natural world, from what things are made of (matter) to how things behave.

Plant Specialist (Botanist)

Botanist (Plant Specialist) Martin talks about Yosemite National Park's invasive plant program; he discusses invasive plants and their impact on the park.

Video: Aerospace Engineer

Meet Acey, an engineer for NASA. He talks about his job and building the James Webb Space Telescope.

Video: Archeologist

Check out archeologists Joy and Kate as they explore the Best Farm in Maryland. See what artifacts have been uncovered and the tools they used.

Video: Brain Scientist

Meet Dave. He is a scientist who studies the brain and how addiction affects the brain.

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