Katie Grace Carpenter

Katie Grace Carpenter is a science writer and curriculum developer, with degrees in biology and biogeochemistry. She also writes science fiction and creates science videos. Katie lives in the U.S. but also spends time in Sweden with her husband, who’s a chef.

All Stories by Katie Grace Carpenter

  1. Materials Science

    Scientists Say: Superconductor

    At cold enough temperatures, these materials can conduct electricity with no resistance.

  2. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Excitation

    Excited electrons are to thank for dazzling fireworks displays, plants harnessing energy, the semiconductors behind modern tech and more.

  3. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Methane

    Used to cook food and heat homes, this potent greenhouse gas accounts for 30 percent of the warming of our climate.

  4. Math

    Scientists Say: Correlation and Causation

    There is a correlation between countries where people eat more chocolate and those that produce more Nobel Prize winners. But beware assuming that one variable causes the other.

  5. Materials Science

    Scientists Say: Semiconductor

    Modern electronics, from cell phones to video games, work thanks to these conductor-insulator hybrids.

  6. Earth

    Scientists Say: Supercontinent

    These gigantic landmasses form when much of Earth’s landmass smashes together.

  7. Tech

    Scientists Say: Bionic

    This type of technology combines natural and synthetic systems. It can restore lost vision and mobility and even grant cells new abilities.

  8. Environment

    Scientists Say: Carbon capture

    Carbon capture technology tackles climate change by stomping out carbon dioxide at the source.

  9. Science & Society

    Scientists Say: Model

    Models are representations of real-life systems or processes that we use to ask questions, make predictions and test our knowledge.

  10. Plants

    Scientists Say: Marcescence

    Autumn turns to winter, yet some trees' dead leaves keep hanging on.

  11. Life

    Scientists Say: Protist

    Unified by a few key traits, these diverse organisms come in all shapes and sizes.

  12. Life

    Scientists Say: Ichnology

    This field of science looks to understand life — past and present — by studying how organisms altered their surroundings.