CSSF Project Listings: 2007
Plant Biology

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Aicha S. Abderrahman, Grade 8 portrait
Salinity and Its Effect on Lettuce Seeds' Germination
Advisor: Mrs. Nehad Ahmed
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
Flora E. Barbash, Grade 8 portrait
Generation Pink! Mutations in Flower Color
Advisor: Mr. David LeBole
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Steven M. Bowman, Grade 8 portrait
Plant Populations and Seedling Growth
Advisor: Mrs. Tara Douhan
School: St. Francis Parish School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1704 — Fourth Place
Wilder R. Bunke, Grade 8 portrait
Hanbiehn Kim, Grade 8 portrait
Karl D. Marrett, Grade 8 portrait
Do Palm Trees Make Poor Street Trees?
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Grulke, Ms. Kelly McAllister
School: Gage (Matthew) Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County
Aleena Byrne, Grade 8 portrait
How Does Gravity Affect the Growth Angles of Radish Seeds?
Advisor: Mr. Adam Popick
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Joseph G. Chernabaeff, Grade 8 portrait
What Effect Will the Plant Hormone Naphthyl Acetic Acid Have on Seed Germination?
Advisor: Mrs. Brenda Kirby
School: Rio Bravo-Greeley School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Quinn Costello, Grade 8 portrait
Cut, Connect, and Grow
Advisor: Miss Toni Stolo
School: St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Encino, Los Angeles County
Jonathan J. Crowther, Grade 6 portrait
Mutualism: It's All About the Teamwork
Advisor: Mr. Eric Crowther
School: Spring Grove School, Hollister, San Benito County
Emily A. Danko, Grade 7 portrait
How Does Excess Carbon Dioxide Affect Plant Growth?
Advisor: Mr. William Dolyniuk
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
Alexandra E. Dusenberry, Grade 8 portrait
Allelopathy: A Plant's Defense
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Waller
School: Rancho Community Christian School, Temecula, Riverside County
Jonathan P. Enns, Grade 8 portrait
Mycorrhizal Fungi
Advisor: Mrs. Peggy Greenfield
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Emerson W. Glassey, Grade 8 portrait
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Vaccaro
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
Collette K. Hamamah, Grade 8 portrait
How Does Acceleration Affect the Direction of Plant Root Growth?
Advisor: Dr. Hagop Injeyan
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
J1714 — Honorable Mention
Alison F. Hoffman, Grade 6 portrait
To Float or Not to Float: Seed Dispersal in Sea Rocket
Advisor: Mrs. Heidi Schacher
School: Mar Vista Elementary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County
Dahlton J. Hubbard, Grade 7 portrait
It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature
Advisor: Mr. Bill Deppe
School: Academy for Academic Excellence, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
J1716 — Second Place
Karen E. Joyce, Grade 8 portrait
Saving Coastal Sage: Methods of Eradicating Invasive Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Adam B. Kaplan, Grade 7 portrait
Space Farming
Advisor: Ms. Cindy Ligeti
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Jordan C. Kelterer, Grade 6 portrait
Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Advisor: Ms. Mimi Wentz
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
Jennie D. Kim, Grade 7 portrait
Transpiration Is a Fact, but Is a Pattern an Act?
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
J1720 — Honorable Mention
Jenna A. King, Grade 8 portrait
Does the Size of a Pumpkin Affect the Number of Seeds It Produces?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Yutan
School: Kadima Hebrew Academy, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County
Emma K. Lay, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of Colored Light on the Growth of Italian Bush Beans
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Dummett
School: Union Hill School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
J1722 — Third Place
Tessa A. Opalach, Grade 8 portrait
A Lotta Jubata
Advisor: Ms. Melody McGuire
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Bryan C. Pearn, Grade 8 portrait
Moonstruck: Are Plants Affected or Influenced by the Moon?
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Vaccaro
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
Jacqueline C. Peterson, Grade 7 portrait
It's the Source, of Course! How Different Sources of Water Affect Lima Bean Plant Growth
Advisor: Mr. Brian Swanson
School: Holy Rosary School, Antioch, Contra Costa County
J1725 — Honorable Mention
Alena J. Raymond, Grade 8 portrait
There's a Fungus Among Us! The Effect of Mycorrhizae on the Growth Rate of Redwood Tree Seedlings
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Rachel A. Reese, Grade 7 portrait
Reclaiming Farmland: The Effect of Gypsum on the Germination of Onion Seeds in Sodic Soil
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Nelson
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
Elijah B. Roth, Grade 8 portrait
Little Green Men
Advisor: Mr. Matt Karsevar
School: Clark (C. Todd) Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
Thomas D. Salinas, Grade 6 portrait
The Effects of Plant Overcrowding with Limited Resources
Advisor: Mrs. Peggy Greenfield
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1729 — Honorable Mention
Jacob D. Seabury, Grade 8 portrait
CO+F(2)+E(2) Brewing Organic Gardens: Benefits of Recycling Coffee Grinds
Advisor: Mrs. Noreen Williams
School: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
Quinn I. Strauser, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Different Colored Light on Plant Growth
Advisor: Dr. Richard Fleck
School: Muirlands Middle School, La Jolla, San Diego County
Emily M. Wachsner, Grade 8 portrait
How Do Different Variables Affect the Growth and Germination of Black and Lima Beans?
Advisor: Mr. Christopher Bautista
School: Chaminade Preparatory Middle School, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County
J1732 — Honorable Mention
John P. Waggoner, IV, Grade 6 portrait
Alexander J. Williams, Grade 6 portrait
Plants on Fire
Advisor: Ms. Courtney Chu
School: Westside Neighborhood School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J1733 — First Place
Adrian J. Weddington, Grade 8 portrait
Fruit Size in Tangelos: Year Two
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
Alanna K. Williams, Grade 7 portrait
Where Do Redwoods Grow?
Advisor: Ms. Stephanie Brown
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Rachel A. Yardum, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of Sodium Chloride on Lactuca sativa Plant Growth
Advisor: Mrs. Margery Weitkamp
School: Montclair College Prep Middle School, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County

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