Sunday, March 17, 2013

City Science Kids Explains How Salt Melts Ice: A Mini-Episode

Nothing melts ice and snow like warm temperatures—and we'll be having a lot more of those when spring begins on March 21 (less than a week away, now!). But you know what else melts ice and snow? Watch this mini-episode and find out!

For a great visual aid for understanding how this works, visit this site and fiddle with the animation, changing the temperature and adding more or less salt. Happy almost-spring everybody!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

It's snowing in Brooklyn!

OK, we're not going to get nearly as much as the photo shows. But today in this space, snow means one thing: that it's almost time for a mini-episode of City Science Kids. Stay tuned!