Ask a Scientist is a free service for K-12 teachers and students to get answers to difficult environmental and Earth science questions. Currently, there are more than 600 questions, submitted by teachers and students, that have been answered by scientists. The service is not designed to answer routine questions, rather it is for difficult questions for which answers cannot be found through the typical library, textbook, or Internet avenues.
Applications for Education
Ask a Scientist could be a great resource for students in advanced Earth science or Environmental Science courses. Searching the archives of answered questions could provide users with the answers they need, but if not, Ask a Scientist.