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The Science and Mathematics Education Center is pleased to maintain this website as an archival repository of materials developed during our NSF funded GK-12 Fellows project from 2001-2004.  Some links may be broken, changed or no longer exist.

Scientists A-Z

Scientists from A to Z

A is for Astronomer, a scientist who studies space.
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/index.html

B is for Botanist, a scientist who studies plants.
http://www.nbii.gov/disciplines/botany/science.html

C is for Cytologist, a scientist who studies cells.
http://www.cellsalive.com/index.htm

D is for Dendrologist, a scientist who studies trees.
http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/idit.htm

E is for Entomologist, a scientist who studies insects.
http://www.ivyhall.district96.k12.il.us/4th/kkhp/1insects/bugmenu.html

F is for Forensicologist, a scientist who analyzes physical evidence
to solve crimes and mysteries.

http://www.fbi.gov/kids/6th12th/6th12th.htm

G is for Geologist, a scientist who studies the earth’s rocks and minerals.
http://www.usgs.gov/education/

H is for Herpetologist, a scientist who studies reptiles and amphibians.
http://www.herpsofnc.org/herpcons.html

I is for Ichthyologist, a scientist who studies fish.
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Kids/kids.htm

J is for Junkologist, a scientist who specializes in the creative re-use of man-made refuse.
http://www.junkology.com/presenter.htm

K is for Karyotyper, a scientist who photographs and organizes chromosomes for genetic analysis.
http://www.ornl.gov/TechResources/Human_Genome/posters/chromosome/
chooser.html

L is for Limnologist, a scientist who studies fresh water.
http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/nationswaters/

M is for Meteorologist, a scientist who studies weather.
http://www.noaa.gov/

N is for Nanotechnologist, a scientist who uses technology to build
electronic circuits and devices from single atoms.

http://www.itsananoworld.org/whatisnano.htm

O is for Oceanographer, a scientist who studies the oceans.
http://www.onr.navy.mil/focus/ocean/default.htm

P is for Paleontologist, a scientist who studies fossils from geologic times.
http://www.projectexploration.org/about.htm

Q is for Quantum Physicist, a scientist who studies the behavior of the smallest particles in the universe.
http://www.jracademy.com/~jtucek/science/what.html

R is for Radiologist, a scientist or doctor who studies the use of radiation such as x-rays.
http://www.uhrad.com/kids.htm

S is for Speleologist, a scientist who studies caves.
http://www.goodearthgraphics.com/virtcave.html

T is for toxicologist, a scientist who studies toxins, poisons and pollution.
http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/USDA/careers/toxicologist.html

U is for urologist, a scientist or doctor who studies diseases of
the urinary tract.

http://www.urologyhealth.org/content/moreinfo/whatisaurologist.pdf

V is for Vulcanologist, a scientist who studies volcanoes.
http://www.educeth.ch/stromboli/index-en.html

W is for Wildlife Biologist, a scientist who uses the principles of ecology
to study wildlife resources in the environment.

http://www.fws.gov/kids/

X is for Xenobiologist, a scientist who studies astrobiology and speculates
on the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

http://www.seti.org/

Y is for YOU, young scientists who study the world around them.
http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/dysc/

Z is for Zoologist, a scientist who studies animals.
http://www.nczoo.com/teachers/becomeazookeeper