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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Science For Kids: microscopist
ARS scientists examine scanning electron micrographs that show the structure of a white-speck nep. A microscopist is a unique investigator who specializes in seeing things super- "up close and personal." He or she uses a microscope to explore things invisible to the naked eye, like plant and animal cells, bacteria and viruses.

Stories about this kind of research:
Scientists See Snowflakes Like Never Before
Blowing Up Mars

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Last Modified: 2/14/2011
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