Skype a Scientist

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I have seen this program grow from a small group of scientists to a global database connecting scientists and classrooms, and now even families! Instructors can request almost any topic and find a scientist to join their classroom for an hour-long conversation directly with participants. This is the easiest way (just a simple form!) to interact with a scientist who is willing to explain complex topics at any level, from kindergarten to adult education, and answer questions about their personal journey as a scientist and their research topics. Skype a Scientist is a unique and memorable experience that helps students to see diverse representation in STEM and learn about cutting edge science from the researchers themselves.

Skype a Scientist has a database of thousands of scientists and helps them connect with classrooms, families, libraries, scout troops, and more all over the globe! The program gives students the opportunity to get to know a real scientist and get the answers to their questions straight from the source. Skype a Scientist is for any size of group and any age range. The program accommodates many types of interactions, and it is free of charge.