GEO. Make-contact Resources
The Internet is about communication. The links
on these pages all provide the opportunity to contact or work with people directly. You
can make contact with other students and teachers or experts in many
different scientific fields in a variety of ways. You can discuss earth science issues
using E-mail or special newsgroups, or you can take part in a wide variety of projects
going on throughout the world, or merely observe from the sidelines.
The links are divided into two groups:
Usenet newsgroups and listservs- some earth science related
newsgroups and listservs useful at highschool level.
Make-contact links- take part in joint projects, or speak to top scientists. Links classified using the Dewey Decimal System.
Dewey classified Make Contact Links
360Social services, associations|500Natural sciences|520Astronomy and allied sciences|
530Physics|540Chemistry and allied sciences|
600Technology|620Engineering and allied sciences|660Chemical engineering|900Geography. History.
360Social services, associations
Ask the experts (Scientific American) - the environmental section of their ask the experts pages.
500 Natural sciences and mathematics
Global Campus- list of approximately 90 projects, many in science, which offer participation or the opportunity to observe.
Astronomy and allied sciences
Ask an astronomer- ask Dr Sten Odenwald, who has written for Sky and Telescope amongst other publications. He also has some comments of interest to would-be astronomers.
Chemistry and allied sciences
ask a chemist- staff at Louisiana State University, USA.
Ask an earth scientist- This site is in Hawaii, a volcanic hot spot. It is also of value to read past questions and answers.
Ask an Expert (geology) - Scientific American "ask the experts" web pages. Although called the geology section, there are already well answered questions on wide ranging earth science topics.
- 551.3 Surface and exogenous processes and their agents
- 551.4 Geomorphology and hydrosphere
- 551.5 Meteorology
Ask An Atmospheric Scientist: NASA
Paleontology and paleozoology
Ask a dinosaur expert- Illinois State Geological Survey. You should perhaps look at some general information on "ask an expert type web pages".
570 Life sciences and Biology
600 Technology (Applied sciences)
Engineering and allied operations
Ask An Astronaut: George Mason University - Astronomy & Space Sciences Group
660 Chemical engineering
900 Geography, History.
These pages maintained by Dr Georg R Douglas, Hamrahlíđ College, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland.
There are many web sites where you can ask directly for help on a particular topic
from an expert in a particular field. You will find links to experts in volcanology, space
travel, chemistry and many other fields in the Dewey classified make-contact pages. Before
sending off a question you should check on three important things: