Have you ever watched an ice cube melt? The process of water contracting and expanding as it freezes and melts is a fascinating one. Perhaps you’ve noticed that the ice cubes in drinks melt faster if they are one shape rather than the other. Does it really make a difference what shape the ice cube is? The surface area of an ice cube takes on heat from the room, assuming the room is above freezing, and causes the ice to melt. How can you make an ice cube melt faster? How can you make it melt more slowly?
Will the shape of an ice cube impact how fast the ice melts?
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