How An Igloo Keeps You Warm


If you ever find yourself stranded in the snowy Arctic (or bored in Minecraft), you’re gonna need to know how to build an igloo. But how can building a house made of ice keep you warm? The science behind building an igloo is the same reason that otters and reindeer don’t freeze to death!

LEARN MORE:

There really ARE 50 Eskimo words for snow: http://wapo.st/2iwThf3

PBS Idea Channel – An Infinite Number of Words for Snow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX6i2…

Why there’s no such thing as cold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akd7M…

How early humans settled the Arctic: https://uaf.edu/files/olli/Denbigh-Sl…

How to build a scientifically perfect igloo: http://www.popsci.com/how-to-build-an…

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