Friday, May 2, 2008

Hail to Homeschool

Last night we had a really awesome prairie thunderstorm. We popped popcorn, then sat on the window seat and watched for nearly an hour as lightning flickered like a strobe light, the flashes sometimes blinding. The rain poured down in buckets, but luckily the hail was only pea- to acorn-sized. I braved the rain to go scoop some off our front lawn for close inspection:

This precipitated (ha!) a long discussion with Bean and sometimes Fish about thunderstorms, cumulonimbus clouds, and hail. We even got out one of my college Geography textbooks and reviewed some diagrams. It was a great homeschool lesson, at 11:30 at night.

I love the concentric rings in the hailstones. It's so cool to think of how those little babies traveled through those huge clouds.

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1 comment:

Dr. Croc said...

how cool! What a neat way for the kids to learn. When I visit let's see what Interesting Things we might be able to come up with to talk about, yes?