**1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data**

Develop a model for melting of an ice cube. What assumptions can/need to be made? What is difficult about this problem? What type of simple experiment could be conducted to test the solution?

**2. Relevant equations**

Which equations would be appropriate to develop this model?

**3. The attempt at a solution**

Initially you only have convection of the air around the ice cube to worry about. However, as the ice melts, you have a growing pool of water developing around the ice cube that changes temperature with time. This complicates matters even more. One way to simplify this would be to put the ice on a grating to allow the water to drip off. Then you only need to worry about the air convection.

Please, any help would be great! Thanks!!