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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

(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: 8/12/2016
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