Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Some Hutchinson elementary school students are helping Kansas State University with a summer research project.
The students from Prosperity Elementary are observing different varieties of tomatoes and sweet peppers for the research project.
Charlie Barden, a Kansas State professor, says the Reno County project is the first to use elementary students to collect data on the plants.
The Hutchinson News reports that the students will note such things as whether the plants develop diseases, their size and uniformity.
The students' teachers will use the project to help with several classroom lessons when school resumes in the fall.