Ask a Scientist!

It's time to ask those burning science questions! We've assembled a panel of scientists who are ready and willing to answer your questions.

Challenge yourself and challenge our scientists! Submit your question and check back soon to find your answer!

Please note that our scientists answer questions on a volunteer basis. We will do our best to find an expert to answer your question but we cannot guarantee that every question will receive a response. Homework questions or questions that can easily be answered by an Internet search are unlikely to be sent to a scientist.

You can click on the links below to submit a question or browse through the answered questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Please note: the answers reflect the views of the scientists who provided them. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Government of Canada.


Ask a Scientist is looking for volunteer scientists. This unique volunteer opportunity offers scientists from any discipline the opportunity to answer one to two questions per month from young people across Canada. All scientific areas and levels of expertise are welcome, including doctoral and postdoctoral students and fellows.

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