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Our Changing Earth: The Scientist Says…

Your link to scientists! Discover science facts from the experts and find out about the lives and work of featured scientists.

Investigate scientific careers.

Join the Sciences
        This article is aimed at high school/college students, urging them to consider a career in the sciences, but there is some useful info that you may be able to extract and share with your students about what sedimentary geologists do.

At these sites, experts answer questions from curious people seeking science answers.

        Earth scientists from the USGS will answer questions about rocks, volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, maps, ground water, lakes, or rivers, but be sure to check the archive of answered questions before you write to them.

        The Geology and Geophysics Department at the University of Hawaii offers to answer questions concerning volcanoes; earthquakes and seismology; natural hazards; environment and hydrology; sediments and sedimentary rocks; igneous rocks; and minerals and ores.

Ask a Volcanologist
        Although the area of "Ask a Volcanologist" where you can actually submit questions has been discontinued, there is still a very large archive of previously asked questions and their answers, separated into categories (and includes a section on Mt. St. Helens).

Scientific American's Ask the Experts
        Scientists answer questions about geology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, computers, the environment, mathematics, medicine, and physics.

Mad Scientist Network
        Includes a thorough archive of answered questions in all science disciplines, an area to submit a question of your own, links to other Ask a Scientist sites, and information about careers in science.

The Franklin Institute gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the National Science Foundation and Unisys Corporation.

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The Franklin Institute is the Demonstration Site for the Eisenhower Mid-Atlantic Consortium, providing science and math resources for teachers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9819641.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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