Scientists and Mathematicians Online

Many web sites post expert articles. Some even answer submitted questions. Here’s a sample of what’s out there.

Access to experts is handy as specific topics and queries arise serendipitously. It is best to seek an expert primarily for unusual questions to conserve this resource for special occasions.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAAS provides a wide range of resources, from STEM volunteers to hundreds of standards based lesson plans to films and publications.  learn more

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Ask Dr.Math

The Math Forum at Drexel University enjoys an excellent reputation. Not only are their lessons sound but the site was designed for online access so it is interesting and easy to use. Dr. Math provides clear explanations; students can search the archives or email a new math conundrum.  learn more

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Ask DrUniverse

Ask Dr. Universe will answer questions like "Why don't spiders stick to their own webs?" and "Do frogs sleep?"  learn more

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Mad Scientist Network

The Mad Scientist Network at Washington University in St.Louis is maintained by graduate and medical students. Questions from more than 20 different fields can be submitted to 200 scientists or so. Links and archives of past questions are available, too. The site managers have a good sense of humor.  learn more

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Science Hobbyist

Bill Beaty has a wide ranging collection of science projects and observations, everything from "safe" high voltage generators to highway traffic "waves" (how car traffic behaves like a fluid) to Science Fair ideas.  learn more