• Question: Do you know why ice is slippery? ☺

    Asked by Angie to Huma, Jack, Lucy, Miranda, Peter on 18 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Peter Boorman

      Peter Boorman answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Hi Angie,

      THAT is a brilliant question, mainly because no-one really knows the *exact* answer. Ice is slippery because a thin layer of water can form on the solid surface, which can move easier than a solid, explaining the slipperiness. However, why that thin layer of water forms is still not completely understood.