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Rough Science 3 New Zealand - Explore the science: Ice

Updated Tuesday, 27th February 2007

 More about the science behind the challenges: Ice

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The scientists try to measure the speed and melt of the glacier, create an ice lens and design self-heating hand warmers.

Is the Franz Josef Glacier advancing or retreating? Jonathan Hare explains how the scientists reached their conclusions.

Is it possible to produce a lens out of ice? Discover the science behind this challenge and the problems the scientists encountered.

Mike Bullivant explores the chemical reactions involved in creating hand warmers.


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