MadSci in the Classroom
Asking questions from the classroom
K-12 teachers & students
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If you're accessing our site as a class project or
for a class activity, please follow these guidelines:
All questions are reviewed. If you provide a valid email address,
we will notify you if your question passes review.
Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to track messages that bounce. The file
Using our site describes how you can track
the progress of your question in the event you do not have a mail address.
- We expect that students have done some research about the area in
which they're asking their question. Our service is not intended to
do homework or perform research which can be carried out on the
WWW or in the
- Students should first check the
MadSci Library to see if existing
information answers their question.
- If asking questions as a class, please submit your questions
as a class, rather than submitting duplicate questions.
We will only send a question once.
- Please submit questions concerning unrelated topics separately.
- When filling out the question form, please enter your grade
level as it helps our experts tailor their response to your educational level.
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Question Status Form will let you check on
questions if you provide no email address.
Please understand that we are a purely volunteer organization. Answers
may come as quickly as two hours after we receive a question, but usually
take longer.. :)
We aim for a turn-around time of 2 weeks. Within this time
we are generally able to respond to 90% of questions.
Looking for Lesson Plans and Activites?
If you are a K12 teacher in search of lesson plans, we recommend
visiting sites such as The Educator's Reference Desk
which list a number of K-12 Lesson Plans for free.
The MadSci Library lists additional
sites in the Science
Education section. Links to sites with demonstrations can found
in the Demos section,
or in the Edible/Inedible
Experiments Archive on the MadSci Site.
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