Got a Question....Ask a Scientist
This page provides links to several webpages where you can ask a specific scientific or mathematical question, and a group of dedicated volunteers will try to provide you with an answer. In order to improve the efficiency of these services, the following guidelines are suggested:
- Try to state your question as clearly and concisely as possible.
- Avoid philosophical questions, such as "What is the meaning of life?".
- Avoid asking for definitons of common terms that are readily available in any text or reference book.
Click on one of the addresses below to jump to another website where you can submit questions to scientists with various fields of expertise or browse through archives of previously asked questions. The annotated list of these sites is included for your reference.
- Mad Scientist Network: More than 200 scientists worldwide will answer your questions. An archive of past questions are available and are subdivided by grade level of the questions/responses.
- Ask Dr. Math: This site allows you to ask a specific mathematical question you would like answered or search an archive of more than 4500 previously asked questions. To obtain some specific ideas for math projects, add tocs/project.high.html to the URL address above.
- Ask an Expert: Provides a site to get advice on general areas of interest, including using the Internet and library reference questions.
- Ask a Geologist: Questions are e-mailed to a US Geological Survey earth scientist who will provide answers to general questions about earthquakes, mineral deposits, etc.
- Ask Dr. Neutrino: Allows you to search the archives or ask questions related to physics.
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