CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Plant Biology

Junior Division

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Rashmi A. Athavale, Grade 6 portrait
What Does Your Garden Drink? How Does the Quality of Water Affect the Growth of Vegetable Plants?
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Linsley
School: Sutter Middle School, Folsom, Sacramento County
Savera Y. Bholat, Grade 7 portrait
Bloom or Gloom? Evaluating Options to Extend the Life of Cut Flowers
Advisor: Mrs. Maryam Abbasi
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
Jacob C. Birks, Grade 8 portrait
If Corn Seeds Are Hydrated, Will They Have a Faster Germination Rate?
Advisor: Mrs. Ana Williams
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Gabriel H. Bloch, Grade 8 portrait
How Does Your Garden Grow? What Is Your Compost to Soil Ratio?
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Rines
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Michael Castillo, Grade 8 portrait
Which Organic Material Has the Least Soil Compaction Rate and Allows for the Best Plant Growth?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Sergio E. Cuadra, Grade 7 portrait
UV Light and Plants
Advisor: Ms. Rita Blickenstaff
School: Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1907 — Fourth Place
Anna D. de la Rosa, Grade 6 portrait
Eggcellent Eggshells: How Eggshells Affect Plant Growth
Advisor: Mrs. Alexandra Gonzales
School: Our Lady of Refuge School, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
J1908 — Honorable Mention
Eleni C. Fafoutis, Grade 6 portrait
One Smart Spud: A Potato Hormone Project
Advisor: Ms. Nadia Oggiano
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
Audrey N. Fontes, Grade 7 portrait
A Symbiotic Relationship
Advisor: Mrs. Peggy Greenfield
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Alyssa Harrell, Grade 7 portrait
Attracted: The Growth of Radishes by Magnetic Force
Advisor: Miss Sarah Woodruff
School: Millikan Middle School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
J1911 — Honorable Mention
Austin M. Hartman, Grade 7 portrait
Edryd O. van Bruggen, Grade 7 portrait
Do Plants Predict the Dawn? The Psychic Plant!
Advisor: Dr. Jayne Hastedt
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J1913 — Honorable Mention
Adithi R. Iyer, Grade 8 portrait
Send in the Clones
Advisor: Mr. Brandon Parsons
School: Lakeside Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Samuel J. Kennedy, Grade 8 portrait
Effects of Soil Sand Content on Chlorophyll Pigmentation in Pea Plants
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
Steven P. Ledbetter, Grade 8 portrait
Plant Waves
Advisor: Dr. Jayne Hastedt
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Mary Y. Liu, Grade 8 portrait
Can Electricity Affect Plant Growth?
Advisor: Dr. Yongbiao Liu
School: Buena Vista Middle School, Salinas, Monterey County
Nathan T. Lyon, Grade 8 portrait
Biomimicry in Action: Hypertufa vs. Soil
Advisor: Mrs. Lauren Toegemann
School: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Redwood City, San Mateo County
Bridget J. Macmillan, Grade 6 portrait
An Investigation on the Effect of Different Concentrations of Gibberellic Acid on Spinach
Advisor: Mr. Derek Lefkowith
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Lillie M. Meyer, Grade 8 portrait
The Germination Rate of Different Aged Ranunculus Tubers
Advisor: Ms. Patricia Young
School: Grauer School, The, Encinitas, San Diego County
Abdulsattar Mohammed, Grade 8 portrait
Suffocating Stomata: The Effect of CO(2)
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
Ishana H. Narayanan, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of the Different Colors of Light on Plant Growth
Advisor: Mrs. Thuy-Anh Nguyen
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J1923 — Honorable Mention
Natalie G. Opalach, Grade 8 portrait
Ring around the Redwood
Advisor: Mr. Greg Ennes
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Yue Xin "Cici" Pan, Grade 8 portrait
Does the Color of Light (Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, White) Affect Plants' Growth?
Advisor: Mr. Matt Inman
School: Ojai Valley School, Ojai, Ventura County
David W. Pickart-Jain, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Nitrogen and Phosphorus on Competition between a Non-native and a Native Dune Plant
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Pravin Ravishanker, Grade 7 portrait
Vrikshayurveda, Bio Vita for Plants: The Effects of Antioxidant Rich Foods on Plants' Growth and Health
Advisor: Mrs. Thuy-Anh Nguyen
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Sean K. Rhoades, Grade 7 portrait
Devin C. Walker, Grade 7 portrait
Advisor: Mr. Harry Post
School: Acacia Middle School, Hemet, Riverside County
J1928 — Second Place
Venkat N. Sankar, Grade 7 portrait
Using Astragalus purshii var. tinctus to Inhibit Growth of Invasive Thistles (Centaurea ssp.)
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Sommer
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1929 — First Place
Connor T. Schademan, Grade 7 portrait
The Importance of Coyote Bush in Chaparral Ecosystems
Advisor: Miss Shannon O'Laughlin
School: Blue Oak School, Chico, Butte County
Jerry M. Song, Grade 7 portrait
Solving World Hunger
Advisor: Miss Kelly Johnson
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
J1931 — Third Place
Chaitra S. Subbarao, Grade 8 portrait
An Elegant Test to Measure Post-Harvest Decay of Different Lettuce Cultivars
Advisor: Dr. Ivan Simko
School: Buena Vista Middle School, Salinas, Monterey County
Lindsey B. Swall, Grade 6 portrait
Soil Microorganisms: Who Needs 'Em?
Advisor: Mrs. Tricia Reynolds
School: Sundale Union Elementary School, Tulare, Tulare County
Amelia H. Woo, Grade 6 portrait
Veronica K. Zehnder, Grade 6 portrait
Speady Sprouts: Treating Seed Coats to Speed Up Germination
Advisor: Dr. Jayne Hastedt
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Casey K. Wu, Grade 8 portrait
Fibonacci Phyllotaxis in French Marigolds
Advisor: Ms. Kaitlin Rosichan
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

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