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Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, 3D Printed Science Projects Volume 2, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2695-7_3

3. Snow and Ice

Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron1

(1)Nonscriptum LLC, Pasadena, California, USA

Water has some pretty weird properties. For example, it expands as it freezes; most other substances contract as they freeze. In this chapter we talk about ice and snow and create models of some of the more intriguing geometries that frozen water can create.

Water Ice

Figure 3-1 shows a familiar sight: an ice cube floating in water . The density of ice is 0.9167 grams per cubic centimeter at the freezing point; water at the same temperature is 0.9998 grams per cubic centimeter. If you add salt to the water (as we did in the ...

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