Celebrate Earth Science Week 2012
Celebrate Earth Science Week 2012 from October 14 to 20. Earth Science Week encourages appreciation, awareness, and enthusiasm for Earth and encourages people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences. This year’s theme, “Discovering Careers in Earth Science,” will aim to feature a few exciting careers in the earth science field.
There are several types of careers available in earth science. Here are a few:
If volcanoes fascinate you, then you might consider becoming a volcanologist. A volcanologist studies the formation of volcanoes as well as their current and historic eruptions. Volcanologists try to understand why volcanoes erupt, how they erupt, and how they affect life on Earth.
Perhaps you love the ocean. If so, then becoming an oceanographer is a great choice. Oceanographers study everything about the ocean such as chemicals, geologic dynamics, properties of the water, and even the history of oceans.
Are you obsessed with earthquakes? A seismologist studies earthquakes and seismic waves. They try to understand what causes earthquakes, and they evaluate where major earthquakes are likely to occur based on the movement of the plates in Earth and the location of fault zones.
Maybe your passion is collecting rocks. If you love studying the origin, history, and structures of rocks, then perhaps becoming a petrologist is the path for you. A petrologist can find out so much about Earth’s past and present just by studying rocks.
If you want to pursue any of the careers listed above, let OLE help you get there. If you are current user of OLE, check out our Middle Grades Earth Science; Middle Grades Life, Earth, Physical Science; and our STEM courses.
You will be able to find information on monitoring volcanoes, discover how rocks form and change by viewing a rock cycle diagram, and learn more about Earth’s changing surface. Let OLE be a part of helping you find your future career.
STEM Grades 3–5
Middle Grades Earth Science
Middle Grades Life, Earth, and Physical Science
EarthSciWeek.org. Retrieved from: http://www.earthsciweek.org/index.html
The American Geosciences Institute. Retrieved from: http://www.agiweb.org/index.html
McMaster University. Environmental and Earth Sciences, Career Info. Retrieved from: http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/scce/students/career-info-by-discipline/122-environmental-a-earth-sciences