# Physics

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The igloo shown at the very start of chapter 13 is meant to keep out the cold. Which would work better: an igloo made of ice 15cm thick or an igloo made out of concrete 15cm thick?

Ice

Concrete

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The material with the lower thermal conductivity lets less heat escape. Look them up.

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