| Review the
rules for submitting questions. Your question may already be answered in
a Frequently Asked
Question (FAQ) section.
ask simple questions that can be researched easily. For example a NASA
expert may not answer what "NASA"
will generally not answer "homework style" questions (e.g. "X+1=6, what is X?").
They will assist students with
problem-solving skills or direct them to appropriate research sites and
the grade level and location of your class in the message. Experts
try to respond appropriately to the student's grade level so a 4th grader
would not receive an answer involving advanced calculus.
a test message to the expert prior to using him/her in the classroom
to gauge age appropriateness and response time.
with experts can expose students to new career paths. Asking questions about
what the expert does as part of their job are just as valid as asking
subject specific questions.