Geologists at Work
Step 1. Questions
Many geologists begin their research by collecting samples of rocks out in the field. A lot more work needs to be done, however, once the geologists are back inside their laboratories.
Write a report about how field work and lab work are alike and different. Begin by researching what geologists do. Here are some questions to guide you:
What is geology? What do geologists study?
What do geologists do in their field work?
What do geologists do in their lab work?
How are field work and lab work related? How are they similar and different?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites listed in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above, and write down what you learn in the note-taking boxes.
You may use search engines to research other Web sites. You can also research geologists at the library. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your report.
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
to learn what a Web browser is.
What Do Geologists Do?
Read about a day in the life of a geologist. Click on each hour of the geologist's day or click NEXT after each page. This Web site comes from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
What is a Geologist?
This Web page provides more information about what geologists do in the field and in the lab. The page is part of a Web site published by the New Mexico Network for Women in Science & Engineering.
A Day in the Life of a Geologist
Learn more about geology and what geologists do. Make sure to read the section "Where Do Geologists Work?" This Web page comes from the College of Charleston in South Carolina.