DK Find Out! Science

Find out facts and try some quizzes about the science and technology all around us, famous scientists and their discoveries, and inventions that changed the world.

DK Find Out! Heat

Learn about heat, temperature and three famous scientists: Daniel Fahrenheit, Anders Celsius, and Lord Kelvin.

Steve Spangler Science: Water Thermometer
Steve Spangler Science

Watch the temperature rise with this homemade thermometer.

Carnegie STEM Girls: Shrinking Sun Chips Bag
Carnegie STEM Girls

Your Challenge: Be a magician and shrink a bag of Sun Chips

Siemens STEM Day: Keepin It Cool
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the engineering design process by designing and observing different containers that slow down the process of heat transfer.

Siemens STEM Day: Sun! Power! Ice! Pop!
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will assess solar power by comparing its effect on rain (water), sleet (ice), and snow (popsicles).

Siemens STEM Day: It's Melting!
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will observe how ice melts on wood and metal blocks, and they will draw conclusions about how heat conducts through different materials.

Short Wave: The Science of Making Bread
Short Wave (NPR)

Chemist and baker Patricia Christie explains the science of making bread, including a few tips for when things go wrong with your bread dough.