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Careers in the Physical Sciences
©2007

There’s nothing boring about stopping a speeding bullet, especially when it’s accomplished with liquid. How about designing robots based on insect anatomy…or using computers to figure out what George Washington really looked like? This video shows students the thrills and rewards of working in the physical sciences, demonstrating that becoming a chemist, physicist, or engineer involves fun, personal challenges, and the chance to develop groundbreaking technologies. The program profiles a mechanical engineer, a chemical engineer, a materials scientist, a mathematician, and a forensic scientist specializing in digital reconstruction. A Cambridge Educational Production. Recommended for grades 6-12. (26 minutes)



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Physical Sciences Opportunities
Careers in the physical sciences offer opportunities to do challenging and meaningful work. The basics of physics, math, and chemistry can launch careers in specialties like engineering, computing, robotics, and more.