Nematologists study nematodes (also known as roundworms). Nematodes can transmit diseases to soil, water, and insects.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a Nematologist is like.
Did you know that some of your favorite childhood cartoon characters are nematodes? It’s true! Here’s a fun Nematode Challenge to try:
STEP 1: Choose a marine-related cartoon or movie for kids (ex: Spongebob, Finding Nemo, etc.).
STEP 2: Are there any nematodes featured? If so identify the type of nematode and research where they live.
STEP 3: Research online to find a real scientific research project connected to this nematode.
STEP 4: Share your findings in the Student Showcase to build your resume! Your response should include:
- A picture of the cartoon/movie nematode you identified
- Where this nematode lives
- A summary of the scientific research project connected to this nematode