# Does ice melt faster in fresh or salt water? (Ice Science Experiment for kids)

welcome back to Kids fun science My name Is Ken Today’s Experiment is Does Ice Cube’s melt Faster in freshwater or Saltwater as Always Adult Supervision is required What you need for this experiment is colored Ice cubes Salt and Transparent Cups Now Ask Yourself the question do they melt Faster in fresh or saltwater and While you get that Answer going to set It up we Need two Glasses Filled With Regular tap Water and One of them we’re gonna pour salt Hence the Whole name of the experiment right Salt Water and on to the left is Regular tap Water both are regular temperature Straight Out of The tap so there’s not hot or cold Just Have salt in One of them and then After that We are i froze last night i froze some blue Ice cubes and I’m gonna Put One Ice cube in each one so i hope you Got your guests there to see which One’s gonna melt Faster Of Course you could tell The fresh Clear tap Waters on the left and the salt Water is on the right and we can See That It definitely Kind of Looks from the Beginning That The Regular tap Water is going It Looks Like it’s melting Because we can See the stream but we don’t see much It is murky on the saltwater side so Well continue to watch This and Why we do i’m going to tell you the science behind it So the science behind this Well i Love This Results of This experiment Because It Really Surprised me when i put salt on an Ice cube It melts the Ice cube Very Fast so When i saw This experiment i couldn’t believe my Eyes so the Ice cube in a Salt Water Started Melting Much Slower Than the one in the fresh Water in the salt Water the colored Water from the melted Ice Cube formed a Distinct Layer That Floats on top of the salt Water as you can see on the right hand side in the fresh Water it? Melted and Sunk to the bottom and Spread Out Evenly These observations can Be Interpreted By comparing The Density to the freshwater and the Saltwater When the Ice melts the Water that Results Is Very cold It Is more dense Than the warmer tap Water that is in the cup and Thus Will Sink as we see on the left-Hand side As the colder Water Sinks iF displaces and Pushes the warmer tap Water from the bottom as The Warmer Water comes in Contact with The Ice cube It hastens its rate of melting and Pushes Up the Convention Of The transfer of the heat by The Movement of The Fluids as for the cup on the right the salt Water the cold Water that Results from the melting of the ice Cube Is less dense Than The Salt Water so It floats on top there is no convention Currents occurring Here since the Ice cube is constantly in contact with The very cold Water Which prevents It from contacting the warmer Water Below Which takes Longer time to melt the same effect happens in the oceans where icebergs last Much Longer in salt Water Than They do in Freshwater The Melted Ice from an iceberg Will Float on top of the salt Water in the ocean but it’ll sink in the freshwater Same effect with the soda Drinks Ice cubes Will Cool a diet Drink Much Faster Than They Will a sugar Drink For The Same reason So That’s what the science is behind This experiment and you can See here as we finish up On the left hand side That Regular tap Water the ice cube is Just about gone and I will show you the ice cube on the south side is probably only Two-Thirds of The Way done so it does melt a lot faster In regular tap Water Than It does Salt Water Here you are you can see The Regular Salt Water first on the side Here? It’s got that fit Layer There’s the Ice still so it didn’t completely melt the Whole Ice Cube where there is absolutely no Ice Cube Left at All in the Regular tap Water i hope You enjoyed This video Remember to click Thumbs Up or share if you liked It and Thanks for watching you

### 100 thoughts on “Does ice melt faster in fresh or salt water? (Ice Science Experiment for kids)”

• September 14, 2017 at 12:16 am

THUMBS UP or SHARE If you enjoyed this experiment. Thank for watching

• September 14, 2017 at 11:23 am

Great video 👍🙋

• September 14, 2017 at 11:34 am

Very iteresting video!!! Liked!!!

• September 14, 2017 at 11:40 am

Before the experiment…I would have thought the ice would of melted first in the salt water , but it was close 🙂

• September 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Лайк!! Заходи в гости!!!

• September 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Deixando meu like!

• September 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Very good video 👌 like 👍 friend 😍

• September 14, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Awesome experiment. Thanks for sharing this awesome video.

• September 14, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Wonderful video my friend .Thanks for sharing, a big thumbs up.. Best regards and wish you a good day:)

• September 14, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Very fun experiment 👍

• September 14, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Great Job Guys

• September 14, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Great experiment..👍👍👍

• September 14, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Like 40

• September 14, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Very cool! And it makes a lot of senses when you talk about the icebergs too!

• September 14, 2017 at 4:25 pm

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• September 14, 2017 at 4:50 pm

That was cool. Big liked 43.  Porter's Playhouse

• September 14, 2017 at 5:40 pm

very cool!

• September 14, 2017 at 7:09 pm

liked ٩(๑❛ᴗ❛๑)۶

• September 14, 2017 at 7:10 pm

amazing episode, really entertaining!

• September 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm

interesting video! liked and subbed

• September 14, 2017 at 8:11 pm

Another great video. Cool experiment! Always a pleasure to watch! I really appreciate it! Big thumb up!

• September 14, 2017 at 8:50 pm

like 46

• September 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm

very good vidéo my friend 🙂 like 46^^

• September 14, 2017 at 9:19 pm

Good science!

• September 14, 2017 at 10:12 pm

cool thank you for sharing

• September 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm

GREAT EXPERIMENT!!! I love it!! Also.. is the ice cube in the salt water more buoyant? it seems like there was more ice surface above the water surface..

• September 14, 2017 at 10:42 pm

Good question! Great idea to make colored ice cube! We can see better all changes! Amazing video!

• September 15, 2017 at 12:05 am

Very cool! Thumbs up!

• September 15, 2017 at 1:31 am

That's an amazing experiment, I love your videos so much!!! ◕‿◕｡

• September 15, 2017 at 1:46 am

Watched a 0:35 sec ad for you! Wow really I tho SALT WATER was going to melt faster!

• September 15, 2017 at 8:39 am

Interesting.like

• September 15, 2017 at 9:25 am

Great video! Thanks for sharing!

• September 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Have great week end my friend

• September 15, 2017 at 9:28 pm

👍55<Tmj(^_^)

• September 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm

• September 16, 2017 at 11:02 pm

super big likeee!!!

• September 17, 2017 at 9:15 pm

That was interesting!  Love your videos😉​👍​

• September 18, 2017 at 3:55 am

Thats science explained easy
Thanks a lot

• September 18, 2017 at 3:42 pm

👦👶🎉Wow! Enjoying your video, big thumbs up and full view!👦👶🎉

• September 18, 2017 at 9:09 pm

Great Video! like

• September 21, 2017 at 12:00 am

Absolutely Wonderful Video. I enjoyed watching to that.

• September 22, 2017 at 6:09 pm

Всегда у вас можно найти что-то интересное и посмотреть на сон грядущий!)+

• September 23, 2017 at 1:15 am

I thought it would be the salt water because I remember how salt is use to make ice cream. Nice experiment like no.59
Now I know the science behind it.

• October 11, 2017 at 8:10 am

This is really cool guys. Have a terrific day dear friend.

• October 11, 2017 at 8:25 pm

Very cool video LIKE#64

• October 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm

hmmmm this is a good learning we will definitely do this nice nice one

• November 7, 2017 at 1:58 am

hello there again we will do this on our up coming vids thank you very much for your channel.

• November 7, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Great video

• November 10, 2017 at 1:07 am

hello there allow us to do this experiment on our up coming vids again once again thank you

• November 12, 2017 at 11:09 am

I saw the Buick ad first. Very smart experiment! This explains why we put salt on the road when it snows

• November 17, 2017 at 8:28 pm

Great video dear Ken! Very inspirative and informative. Thanks for sharing such an amazing content. Thumbs up people!

• November 21, 2017 at 5:53 am

hmm this one was interesting, good stuff keep it up

• November 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm

allow us to do this again and we will upload it soon thanks

• December 3, 2017 at 4:32 am

great experiment 👍

• December 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm

You made me cry because the ice cubes doesn’t like healthy!!!!😢😢😢☹️☹️☹️☹️

• January 1, 2018 at 6:29 am

so cool experiment, liked

• January 7, 2018 at 3:15 am

It would be interesting to see the ice cubes being forced to be on the bottom though, instead of floating on the top there. Would we see the exact opposite then?

• January 9, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Thanks for sharing

• January 10, 2018 at 3:42 am

this is awesome i left you the 6th dislike

• January 10, 2018 at 5:07 am

That was very cool. Like it

• January 20, 2018 at 1:50 am

hello there we just want to let you know we did this experiment and it is so much fun

• January 24, 2018 at 5:54 am

Очень интересно!

• February 25, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Wow so nice++105++

• February 28, 2018 at 6:55 pm

Such an excellent experiment, your experiment are always so great! Thanks for sharing it with us 👍🌹❤🌹

• March 4, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Great video . BIG LIKE 113 . Thanks for sharing

• March 23, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Thanks really interesting, Like

• April 22, 2018 at 3:36 pm

GREAT experiment!!! Should also show different freezing points!

• April 23, 2018 at 12:09 pm

This experiment also proves the notion of ice melting in the ocean isn't going to cause sea level to rise. Right here "Kids Fun Science" disproved a major factor of "climate change"

• April 27, 2018 at 5:23 pm

Watch this..Ice experiment..!!(for the love of physics) https://youtu.be/DW9rmD0HfX8

• May 1, 2018 at 7:04 pm

Вау! Ь!

• May 5, 2018 at 10:19 am

Am I the only one who wants him to put a polar pear on top of the ice cube in the cup the contains the salt water?

• May 17, 2018 at 6:31 pm

salt water

• June 3, 2018 at 11:39 pm

Do you have to use colored ice cubes

• June 6, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Cool! Natural convection in action is very clear on the left cup.

• July 1, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Great video Ken! Just wanted to check in and see how you are doing. Don't worry about replying… I know you got stuff going on…

• July 9, 2018 at 10:34 am

i have a question… what if the ice cubes had some salt content in them? would it be denser than warm salt water when it melts?

• August 11, 2018 at 9:35 am

But what's the point

• August 26, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Ofc salt water lol

• October 10, 2018 at 1:05 am

Cool

• October 18, 2018 at 12:05 am

Salt. The most amazeballs crystal.

• November 6, 2018 at 6:14 pm

What a super fun experiment. Interesting !! Thumb up and we wish you a very nice day !! 💖🌞🍀🙏

• November 7, 2018 at 8:44 pm

Truly amazing to watch 👍🏼💖👧🏻 I totally did not expect those results 😵

• December 6, 2018 at 3:25 am

salt has been used to keep ice cold before fridges were invented

• December 19, 2018 at 3:49 pm

Great experiment!! Thanks for sharing, thumbs up 👍🌹lik204

• January 13, 2019 at 2:09 am

We love to watch ur channel. Check us out 🤩

• January 17, 2019 at 7:49 am

If you made a salty ice cude will it be a different outcome

• January 20, 2019 at 4:46 am

This is amazing video! Cool!

• January 25, 2019 at 1:58 am

My teacher said salt is used to keep ice cream cold

• February 16, 2019 at 3:13 pm

Like 276, thank you, my friend.

• February 16, 2019 at 6:49 pm

You didn't put them in at the same time

• February 17, 2019 at 9:28 am

Интересное видео,лайк.

• February 18, 2019 at 7:27 pm

Wish I could like this video more than once

• February 21, 2019 at 2:18 am

its great to learn stuff like this:) Thank you so much! Like283
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• March 5, 2019 at 8:51 pm

What happened when you mixed it?

• March 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

Great video, like 297

• June 17, 2019 at 5:58 pm

Great job💜. Excellent video💜 .big like 🌷🐦

• September 18, 2019 at 10:42 am

I learned this trick 30 some years ago as a child too. But in my case, I only learned this because my dad and uncles taught me beer stays much colder much longer in a cooler filled with saltwater. Granted I was only like 6 or 7 at the time but it was a life lesson I learned well.

• September 21, 2019 at 10:48 am

i dont understand. The ice cube melt didnt raise water levels… gretta thunberg told me melting ice rises sea levels… i think this video is wrong