Two Snow Days in a Row Let Us Compare (Here are our observations)
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Our minds are comparing things all the time. Even subconsciously, this process is taking place. It's really important to give your child as many opportunities as possible to explore and most importantly, compare. Our brains catalogue each experience for later reference. When we are able to compare, we're able to examine our experiences at a deeper level.
Much to everyone's dismay, it's still the fall (autumn). But we were very fortunate to have 2 snow days in a row! We took the opportunity to have a hands-on scientific moment. So both days we went out and explored our surroundings. Day 1 was "ICE". Day 2 was "Snow". Weather.com defines ice and snow as the following:
The solid form of water. It can be found in the atmosphere in the form of ice crystals, snow, ice pellets, and hail for example.
Frozen precipitation in the form of white or translucent ice crystals in complex branched hexagonal form. It most often falls from stratiform clouds, but can fall as snow showers from cumuliform ones. It usually appears clustered into snowflakes.
After each experience, the kids decided that snow was obviously way more fun than ice. Get out and happy experience hunting!