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.
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!