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Instant Ice Crystals – The Secret Life of Ice

Ice crystals can form quickly in supercooled mineral water, freezing the liquid almost instantly. In this clip from the BBC’s The Secret Life of Ice, science writer Dr. Gabrielle Walker and chemist Dr. Andrea Sella investigate “the molecular make up of ice crystals” with this magical looking science demonstration: Instant ice crystals.

Want to try this, too? Here are two methods for recreating the experiment.

Watch more BBC videos in the archives, as well as more of Dr. Sella, and more ice crystal videos.

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