A few weeks ago, we experienced some adverse weather in our area. What I thought would be a regular thunder storm actually produced some rather large hail. It was easily as big as the end of my thumb!
The kids and I took it as a learning opportunity. We stood on our front porch, which is full of windows, and watched the hail bounce on the ground as it fell. Once the hail was done falling, I ran outside and collected some in a bowl for the kids to explore. We put a few in a smaller bowl and popped them in the freezer so that Daddy could see them when he got home.
I can’t remember the last time I saw hail this large! And the kids really enjoyed this unexpected chance to explore a weather phenomenon!
Why not use real-life weather patterns to fuel a science discussion with your kids?