Weather is everyday science
The first time I realized that science could be something besides chemistry and lab coats was about a week before hurricane Ike made landfall. During that time everyone around me was glued to the TV. They wanted to keep an eye on the storm but thought no way could it hit Houston, all of the predictions said it would go south of us. As the storm started getting closer, 5 days out then 3 days out, it became more and more evident that this hurricane wasn't behaving the way that all of the model predicted; hurricane Ike was much larger and was headed right for Houston.
So because of this all of the meteorologists started explaining the science behind trying to predict the path of a storm. They explained how not only did they use computers to calculate the path but twice a day trained pilots would fly right up to the storm dragging these weather machine contraptions behind them and turn sharply so that the plane wouldn't go into the storm but the weather machines would. Through all of the meteorologist's explanations of hurricane Ike, I realized that this too is science, its science that I had used everyday and had depended on but never really thought of as science.