Some Types of Scientists Scientist Title Field of Study agronomist Specializes in soil and crops anthropologist Studies human beings astronomer Studies stars, planets and galaxies botanist Specializes in plants entomologist Studies insects geologist Specializes in the history of Earth geographer Studies Earth’s surface marine biologist Studies ocean plants and animals meteorologist Studies weather and climate paleontologist Specializes in fossils physicist Studies matter, energy, and how they are related seismologist Studies earthquakes Read the name of each scientist and the related field of study in the chart above. Use the information to determine the answer to each clue listed below. 1. Dave works at Sea World in Florida training the killer whales to perform in shows. Dave is a _______________________________________________. 2. Maria performs experiments with various mosquitoes trying to determine a cure for malaria. Maria works as a ____________________________________________. 3. According to Al Conklin, a hurricane is brewing over the Atlantic Ocean and will reach the coast of North Carolina in three days. Al provides me with detailed information about the storm. Al is most likely a _________________________________. 4. Jonathan lives in California and often feels the Earth’s surface shaking. He uses specials tools to measure the movement. Jonathan is a _________________. 5. Roberto’s personal library has several books about trees, flowers, and shrubs. Roberto is interested in becoming a _____________________________. 6. Cindy is taking college courses. She is learning detailed information about the solar system. Cindy is earning a degree to become an ______________________. 7. When farmers have questions about their fields and plants, they should get information from an ___________________________________________________. 8. Jennifer studied information about how people have changed and behaved throughout history. Jennifer is an _____________________________________________, 9. Stephen wants to be a scientist that studies dinosaurs. Stephan should become a __________________________________________.
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