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About Ask A Scientist!

The Newton – Ask a Scientist program would like to thank all of our students, teachers, scientists and other contributors for over 25 years of participation. We will be accepting questions up to February 15, 2015 and will be turning off this website March 1, 2015.

NEWTON has supported over 20,000 questions since its inception in 1991. The archives containing all of the Ask A Scientist questions and answers postings from 1991 to 2005 can be found within this web site.

Users do not have to be a member of NEWTON to utilize this service, however, this service is intended for K-12 teachers and students.

The question you submit is emailed directly to our volunteer scientists [located throughout the world] and answers will be emailed to the return email address you have provided.

Make certain that your email address is correct.

All questions and answers become the property of NEWTON. Questions and answers will be posted within NEWTON and will become web pages for others to access in the future.

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All questions are evaluated, however, not all questions are answered. We receive about 150-300 questions a day and all of our scientists answer voluntarily.

Before you submit a question, Ask yourself if the question is my question better answered using a library or Internet search engine.

Helpful Hints for certain types of questions are provided. This service is not intended to be an online encyclopedia.

Our purpose is to provide a means to have questions answered that are not going to be easily found on the web or within common references!

With 20,000 questions and answers previously addressed, many questions we continue to receive have been answered, and can be found in our archives.

Thank you for using NEWTON!

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Volunteer scientists are always appreciated. To see more information about how to volunteer, please click here.

NEWTON is an electronic community for Science, Math, and Computer Science K-12 Educators, sponsored and operated by Argonne National Laboratory's Educational Programs, Andrew Skipor, Ph.D., Head of Educational Programs.

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