The National Science Foundation's (NSF) National
Science Digital Library (NSDL) invites you to "Ask
a Scientist or Engineer."
"Why do we have eyelashes?"
"How do airplanes fly?"
"Where do bugs go in the winter?"
"How does a cell phone work?"
These are just a few of the thousands of questions
children, parents, teachers and others can ask of
scientists or engineers on the National Science Digital
Library Web site
In our rapidly changing world, we look to scientists
and engineers for creativity and innovation to meet
the scientific, technological and mathematical challenges
that lie before us. With outstanding skill and vision,
these dedicated professionals strive each day to improve
our lives, making a difference in almost every aspect
of human experience. From improving health care to
protecting the environment, from building the information
superhighway to strengthening the global economy,
scientists and engineers make invaluable contributions
to our world, and promise us a future of even greater
health and prosperity.
Additionally, the National Science Foundation established
the National Science Digital Library to catalyze and
support continual improvement in the quality of science,
technology, engineering and mathematics education.
Developed through a cooperative effort of educators,
scientists and content providers, the National Science
Digital Library is envisioned as one of the most comprehensive
digital educational networks in the world.