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Thunderstorm
Sunday 80%
High 74° / Low 62°
Thunderstorm
Rain showers this morning with numerous thunderstorms developing during the afternoon hours. High 74F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10%
High 83° / Low 65°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 83F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 20%
High 89° / Low 69°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 20%
High 89° / Low 70°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 40%
High 89° / Low 72°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy late. High 89F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 50%
High 89° / Low 70°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 89F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 20%
High 93° / Low 70°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 93F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

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Northwood Flag flies in Antarctica!

Penguin Flag (1)Students at Northwood School in Raytown recently had the opportunity to collaborate with the education department of the Kansas City Zoo in a pilot project to design a flag which was flown in Antarctica.

With the help of teacher Brianne Wesche, students learned about penguins and their habits by conducting and reading research and posing questions to researchers in the field. Students were able to present their research and what they had learned at a student symposium at the zoo.

“The students really enjoyed learning about Antarctica and the various animals that live there, especially the penguins,” Wesche said.

The students visited www.penguinscience.com, and with the help of Jean Pennycook, a penguin researcher in Antarctica, they created a flag that would fly at a research station there.

Students started by creating a number of designs, voting on the final design, then painting the flag. The flag travelled to Pennycook, and upon arrival, it flew for two days at a penguin breeding colony. The flag was designed to welcome visitors to the breeding colony and to measure wind speeds there as well.

“One of their favorite parts of the project was learning about what types of animals/organisms live underneath Antarctic ice.  They were excited to have the opportunity to be creative and to design the flag using what they had learned throughout the project, and the flag includes several animals in the water that they remembered seeing in one of the videos,” Wesche said.

Northwood Director Mary Beth Sprecher sees great value in Wesche’s lesson for students.

“This project facilitated student engagement in critical thinking, team work, and creativity skills, as well as, allowed student learning to reach beyond the classroom.  It was a privilege for students to see their work displayed in Antarctica and to collaborate with organizations outside of their school,” Sprecher said.  “I am very proud of Mrs. Wesche and her students for their contribution to the penguin project and for representing Northwood so well.”

Northwood School serves special needs students.

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