CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Plant Biology
Junior Division

Bajaj, Hema, Grade 8
What Are the Effects of Different Amounts of Phosphate on Aquatic Plants? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Harlow
School: Briggs (Lyle S.) Fundamental School, Chino, San Bernardino County

Banerjee, Dipti, Grade 6
Do Extreme Temperatures Affect the Movement of Water in Apium graveolens (Celery)?
Advisor: Mr. Gary Cohagan
School: Valley Oak Elementary, Fresno, Fresno County

Berry, Jennifer J., Grade 8
Scott, Marci N., Grade 8
Stimulation of Plant Growth with Gibberellic Acid Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Linda Stanley
School: Norris Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Carr, Amie B., Grade 7
Walker, Kaitlin M., Grade 7
Phototropism: How Plants Grow toward Light
Advisor: Ms. Allison Calvert
School: Cornerstone Christian School, Camarillo, Ventura County

Chow, Alexander D., Grade 7
Hoh, Jonathan T.S., Grade 7
What Are Some Conditions and Concentrations that Promote the Growth of Algae?
Advisors: Mr. Chris Bautista, Mrs. Angeline King
School: Chaminade Preparatory Middle School, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County

Craig, Steven C., Grade 8
How's Your Mitosis? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Llanie Swanson
School: Mesa Verde Middle School, Moorpark, Ventura County

Crandall, Caroline J., Grade 8
Chlorophyll and the Absence of Light: Part 2 Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Bill Dolyniuk
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County

Cummings, Carissa B., Grade 6
Magnets: Do They Help Plants Grow?
Advisor: Mr. Robert Grant
School: Pegasus Middle School, Huntington Beach, Orange County

Duty, Jessica H., Grade 8
Endangered Native Plants Reintroduced into the Wild: Second Year Study Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Jill Schmitt
School: Carlton Oaks School, Santee, San Diego County

Elkabti, Asmaa B., Grade 8
Will It Grow?
Advisor: Mrs. Shabana Syed
School: Islamic Center of Claremont Community School, Pomona, Los Angeles County

Konugres, George C., Jr., Grade 7
Which Lettuce Is Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest: Hydroponics? Fertilized? Organic?
Advisor: Mr. Robert Grant
School: Pegasus Middle School, Huntington Beach, Orange County

Koskela, Matthew A., Grade 7
Marigold Growth Under Varying Light and Nutrient Conditions Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Zana Vaccarezza
School: Curtis Creek School, Standard, Tuolumne County

Livengood, Elise M., Grade 8
Phosphates and Algae Growth Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Meg Holroyd
School: Atascadero Junior High School, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County

Mallery, Mark A., Grade 7
Laser Impact
Advisor: Mrs. Barbara Hansen
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County

Manrique, Daniel L., Grade 8
Lentil Growth and Pot Size Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Amanda West
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

Melby, Anna C., Grade 7
Cool-Season Grasses Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Julie Schuetz
School: St. Francis Parish School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Merz, Anthony L., Grade 7
The Stressed Radish Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Linda Stanley
School: Norris Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County

J1618 Category Award: Second Place
Middione, Matthew J., Grade 8
What Is the Effect of Polyacrylamide on Seed Germination?
Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Hodges
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County

J1619 Category Award: First Place
Myrick, Sean H., Grade 7
What Ingredients in the Schinus terebinthifolius Restrict the Growth of Grass?
Advisor: Mrs. Holly Eaton
School: Pershing (John J.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

J1620 Category Award: Honorable Mention
Nguyen, Dan H., Grade 8
Customizing Cacti
Advisor: Ms. Joan Tanis
School: Rancho Del Rey Middle School, Chula Vista, San Diego County

Nuno, Brian L., Grade 8
What Natural Substance Would Have the Greatest Effect on Eradicating the Western-Dwarf Mistletoe?
Advisor: Mr. Roger Boersen
School: Redlands Christian School, Redlands, San Bernardino County

Nunziato, Carl A., Grade 6
Will an Increased Amount of Carbon Dioxide Affect the Growth of Plants?
Advisor: Ms. Tracy Mikulak
School: Adams (John) Middle School, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County

Olson, Matthew D., Grade 7
Germination of Radiated Seeds Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Rebecca Jergentz
School: Muir (John) Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County

Penner, Noelle E., Grade 6
How Does Nitrogen Affect Plant Growth?
Advisor: Mr. Robert Macaulay
School: Rio Bravo-Greeley School, Bakersfield, Kern County

J1625 Category Award: Third Place
Quist, Dustin J., Grade 8
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Morizono
School: El Capitan Middle School, Fresno, Fresno County

Rapore, Matt D., Grade 8
What Factors Affect Tumor Growth in Plants?
Advisor: Dr. Paula Mayerson
School: Brentwood School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

Rode, Barton A., Grade 7
How Does the Age of Corn Seeds Affect Germination? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. David Sheaks
School: St. Paul's Parish Day School, Ventura, Ventura County

Scatterday, Deborah E., Grade 7
Hydroponics: An Alternative Crop
Advisor: Mrs. Patricia Salamonson
School: Acaciawood College Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County

Selinger, Isaac H., Grade 7
Hydroponics: Which Medium Grows a Better Tomato, Perlite/Vermiculite or Rockwool?
Advisor: Mr. Millard Lowe
School: Pacific Hills School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

Shepard, Christine E., Grade 6
Which Factor Makes Plants Transpire the Most?
Advisor: Mrs. Moira Graff
School: Pegasus Middle School, Huntington Beach, Orange County

Wolski, Angeline R., Grade 8
Waterlogged: Do Ground Water Levels Affect the Health of Redwood and Douglas Fir Trees? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Greg Ennes
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County

Khandeshi, Snehee S., Grade 7
The Effects of Light Exposure on Solanine Production in Potatoes Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County

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