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USGS: Ask a Geologist
Email a USGS scientist your question on volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes, rivers, even some biology. Explore the USGS website and the Frequently Asked Questions section to see if your question has already been answered. Scientists will not answer some types of questions, so read the directions before submitting a question. Site also features other USGS educational resources.
Grade Level: Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional, General public

OceanLink: Ask A Marine Scientist
Site is dedicated to ocean education. You will find all kinds of interesting information about things like: the biggest sea animals, marine biology careers, answers to common ocean and animal questions, and more. Check the Answer Archive for answers to your marine science questions, and if you do not find your answer, ask one of their scientists. Site also includes ocean news, world records, and information on summer camps.
Grade Level: Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional, General public

Ask Shamu
This very easy to use site features contact information for SeaWorld and Busch Gardens animal experts. Site also provides access to a compilation of the most frequently asked questions about marine mammals, fishes, sea turtles, the environment, and much more. A wealth of information is available for both the beginner and expert marine scientist.
Grade Level: Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school

Ask Dr. Bob!
Teachers, students, and the general public are invited to pose questions to Ocean World's Dr. Bob, an oceanography professor.
Grade Level: Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional, General public

MAD Scientist Network: Ask
The MAD Scientist Network is a collection of scientists from all over the country available to answer any of your science questions. Search the archive of over 25,000 questions, explore the MadSci Library for resources, demos and science fair project ideas, or read the FAQ that answers common questions, like why is the sky blue? Scientists will not answer homework questions, medical questions, or science fair project questions.
Grade Level: Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional, General public

Scripps: Voyager for Kids
Do you have a question about climate, the oceans, clouds, earthquakes, volcanoes, beaches, waves or other topics in ocean and earth science? Try asking some of the world's leading experts! Scripps Institution of Oceanography explorations e-magazine has a special section for kids, to ask questions on a wide range of topics. Six times a year, they select questions related to the next issue's feature and put them to their scientists. Questions on other topics will be archived for possible use in future issues.
Grade Level: Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school

Eyes on the Bay: Chesapeake Bay & Coastal Bays Water Quality Data
This easy to use, comprehensive website from Maryland Department of Natural Resources includes a wealth of real-time and archived data, as well as several lesson plans. Using the highly-interactive map, you can access stations that measure parameters including air and water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and water clarity in the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay. The lesson plans cover salinity, dissolved oxygen, and harmful algal blooms, and are aligned to the Maryland Voluntary Curriculum.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional, General public


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