Nell Herrmann Blue Hill Consolidated School
Blue Hill Consolidated School (BHCS) students have used used OTCs to determine the effect of slight temperature increases on goldenrod, common tansy and other wild plants, and are now using OTCs in studies in the flower garden. A recent study with iris plants demonstrated that OTCs do indeed speed up life cycle events of plants; the iris in the experimental plot bloomed two days before the iris in the control plot. BHCS siblings Alex and Renee have an OTC set up at their house this summer to compare lilies in an OTC to lilies in a control plot. We can’t wait to see what happens!