ICE: Water as a solid.  

Ice is water in solid form. What makes water change from a liquid into a solid?

Water turns into ice (freezes) at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. So, cold temperatures turn water into ice. Ice can form on ponds, lakes and rivers or in your refrigerator's freezer.

Ice can also form inside clouds. When water droplets in clouds freeze and fall without melting we call it snow.

    Here a lake has frozen over. The ice is thick enough to support the weight of ice skaters. Don't ever venture out on a frozen lake or pond without having an adult check the ice for safety first.
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