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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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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


studies diseases of plants


studies the breeding and raising of livestock


studies water and its properties
_____Plant pathologist


specializes in growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamentals


uses a microscope to explore things up close
_____Animal scientist


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


studies roundworms
_____Plant geneticist


studies the basis of physical substances


studies crops and soils and how they interact
_____  Nematologist


works with plant genes to develop certain traits
_____  Hydrologist


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


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: 8/12/2016
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