Does research on soil and plants.
• Takes samples of dirt, plants, or crops.
• Helps farmers and people who own land decide the best way to use their land or help crops grow.
• Conducts experiments on soil or plants and writes reports.
• Teaches college classes and talks to people about the best way to grow plants and keep soil rich so plants grow.
Where and When:
• Most of the time is spent in labs and in offices, but they do go outside a lot.
• Works regular hours.
• Works with other people.
• Can work for the government, for a college, or for a company.
What or Who They Work With:
• Sampling equipment
Education and Training:
• A Doctorate is really needed, but a Bachelor's degree can get you started.
- Soil and water conservationist
- Agricultural inspectors
- Food science technician
Related School Subjects:
LILY'S PESKY PLANT by Kirsten Larsen & Judith Clarke
HARVEY THE GARDENER by Lars Klinting
DIRT: JUMP INTO SCIENCE by Steve Tomecek