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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Who Am I? (Quiz)

Graphic of female scientist.Who Am I?Graphic of male scientist.

Take a look at the Cool Careers section and read about what these scientists do. Then, match the scientists at the left with their job descriptions at the right.

_____   Biologist

(1)

studies diseases of plants
_____ Nutritionist

(2)

studies the breeding and raising of livestock
_____ Chemist

(3)

studies water and its properties
_____ Plant pathologist

(4)

specializes in growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamentals
_____ Agronomist 

(5)

uses a microscope to explore things up close
_____ Animal scientist

(6)

studies living things, like plants, animals, and microorganisms
_____   Horticulturist

(7)

studies roundworms
_____ Plant geneticist

(8)

studies the basis of physical substances
_____ Engineer

(9)

studies crops and soils and how they interact
_____   Nematologist

(10)

works with plant genes to develop certain traits
_____   Hydrologist

(11)

studies what humans need to eat to live, grow, and stay healthy
_____ Microscopist 

(12)

designs new, better, and more useful structures, machines, and other equipment

What kind of scientist would you like to be? Tell about the types of discoveries you would make. Read more of the stories in Sci4Kids to learn about the exciting discoveries made by scientists in USDA's Agricultural Research Service.

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Last Modified: 2/14/2011
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