A special kind of experiment was happening in one of the science rooms during tutorial; science teachers had organized a s’more party, where marshmallows were roasted using the numerous Bunsen burners in the lab. While s’mores are typically roasted at temperatures higher than 30 degrees, the 45-minute tutorial felt like a taste of summer.
“We thought it was a fun activity for bonding that helps beat the lull that is third quarter, and it would just be a good opportunity to have a positive spin as the weather starts getting nicer and bring commodity and community,” US Science teacher Mallory Schmidt said.
Whether students came for a quick snack, a study break, or to have fun using science equipment to make food, each Bunsen burner was crowded with marshmallows that burned much faster than those of campfires. Some students decided to eat a s’more while asking teachers for science help, and some even played games.
Who knows if this event will ever repeat itself – but third quarter ends in two weeks and spring break starts in three.