Chilling Out and Heating Up

How can we help people survive in extreme temperatures?

Science, STEM
Key Content
physics, heat transfer, thermal energy, engineering design
Close-up of a thermometer laying on the snow, with the temperature just below zero.

Students learn about heat transfer to design, build, and test prototypes (e.g., self-heating blankets, cooling hats) for people in their community who face extreme temperatures. Their portable and flexible prototypes are designed to release or absorb thermal energy and should help prevent hypothermia or heat stroke.