Thursday, January 7, 2010

As a Matter of Fact, It Changed Its State

One of the concepts we teach in kindergarten is the three states of matter. (And yes, I have read about plasma, but so far, I only mention it in passing to my students.) Water of course can provide a good example of matter changing its state. In Florida, our opportunities to see ice form naturally outside are limited---and to tell the truth, I am fine with that.

This week, though, we are setting some records for cold temperatures and on Monday morning, we went out to find our rain barrel with a sheet of ice covering it.

100_9744Today was our first day back to school with the kids. The rain gauge was frozen solid and the kids were ecstatic!

The swamps that I drive through on the way to school have been covered with ice the past two mornings. We were officially recorded at 16 degrees yesterday.

For a while, they were talking of snow on Thursday; that has been dropped to a sleet warning. Oh, goody.

What state are we in?

Guess we do live in north Florida!

1 comment:

Floridacracker said...

Ditto to all that frozen water!