Our home page says it all in pictures: in your
world, science is everywhere you look.
Click on the bee or the tractor or the fish or the
satellite--or anything else that turns your cursor into a pointing finger. That
will take you right into the world of the Agricultural Research Service, or ARS. (Or see
Sci4Kids is a series of stories about what scientists do
here at the ARS. Geared to kids about 8 to 13 years old, it is produced by the
ARS Information Staff in Beltsville, Maryland. We bet you'll agree that much of
what our scientists do is not what you might expect.
You may be a student today but may already be on your
way to a career in science or farming or computers. Or maybe you're curious
about some of the strange creatures that share the planet with you. (Other than
your brother or sister.)
Science is not something far away in a laboratory. It's
wired right into your daily life--to the food you eat, the clothes you wear,
the water you drink. Whatever your interest in science, we hope Sci4Kids will
help you find out that it can be fun as well as informative.
The stories in Sci4Kids are based on some of the
research stories in our monthly
Research magazine and other
news reports. Those
materials are geared to an adult audience, but please explore them as you wish.
You can use our search engine to find stories on specific topics.
As we continue to "grow" the site, begun in September
1998, we welcome your suggestions for improvement. You can e-mail us by
clicking on the Dr. Watts button,
which sends inquiries to the site's coordinator.
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