The month of January was trending on the mild side, with average daily highs at 33F versus an expected average of 30, but this week we experienced the coldest weather of the year, with nightly lows at or near 0, and afternoon highs in the low teens. The wind has been blowing out of the northwest.
It was a good week for Wildlife Science to track porcupine on Doc's Run on Patterson Hill.
Otherwise, we are coping, albeit with a few sniffles.
Liam, Nathan and Adam are studying bacteria growth under various conditions of agitation and stress.
In biology, we're filtering mashed strawberries through wet paper towels and extracting DNA--the stuff of life!
Following an evening lecture/presentation on responsible technology use, student leaders served up hot cocoa with whipped cream and marshmallows in the Community Center. We're coping with the cold!
The cold spell from which we are emerging (generally normal temperatures are forecast for the foreseeable future) leaves monthly averages close to expectations, but precipitation is decidedly low. Twenty-seven days into the month, Andover has received 0.58 inches; January normally yields 3.22 inches of precipitation.
David Bamforth shot this time-elapsed image of the bio-mass plant keeping us warm on a bitterly cold night.
Clara's hair froze on her way to first period class.
We cope in different ways.
History class has not yet started.
Calvin has a word with Sam in chemistry.
Ian ignites hydrogen in chemistry.
Connor prepares to document the impact of a pneumatically-launched potato against a constructed, suspended target of specific mass.
Heavy coats stay on in AP Calculus.
Earth-tone plaids are working for Jackson and Tucker at the hot chocolate party.