CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Plant Biology

Junior Division

Noorhan Z. Amani, Grade 8
Biochar: A Rediscovered Soil Amendment and Its Effects on Plant Growth
Advisor: Mrs. Arwa Alkhawaja
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
J1902 — Second Place
Hannah O. Cevasco, Grade 6
Cuckoo for Coconuts
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Shimshock
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
James D. Cobb, Grade 6
Does Garden Safe Weed Preventer Hurt Plants?
Advisor: Mr. David Russell
School: Wash (John S.) Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County
Marvia P. Cunanan, Grade 6
Caitlin R. Land, Grade 6
The Fruit Factor
Advisor: <none acknowledged>, Mrs. Tina Williford
School: Westfield School, Porterville, Tulare County
Danielle M. DeBrine, Grade 6
It Is Clear to the Naked Eye... That Plants Grow Best Under PSI!
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Shimshock
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Grace A. Doyle, Grade 6
Measuring Plant Growth Using Greywater from Different Laundry Detergent Solutions
Advisor: Ms. Elizabeth McDaniel
School: Sierra Waldorf School, Jamestown, Tuolumne County
Kalea R. Fajardo, Grade 7
Does Talking to Plants in Different Tones of Voice Affect Their Growth?
Advisor: Mrs. Kristy Vena
School: Holy Name of Mary, San Dimas, Los Angeles County
Garrett C. Gaines, Grade 7
Fertilizer and Water
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Kaufman
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
Megan A. Greenwood, Grade 8
Investigating the Effectiveness of Aquatic Duckweed in Testing Agricultural Soils for Their Fertility Level
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1910 — Third Place
Sophia A. Harrison, Grade 7
The Effect of Temperature on the Growth of Red Radishes with Symbiotic Endomycorrhizae
Advisor: Mrs. Elizabeth Levine
School: Carden Academy of Almaden, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Ananya Karthik, Grade 6
Mighty Microgreens? Investigating the Effect of the Maturity of Plant Greens on Their Nutrient Contents Using HPLC
Advisor: Mrs. Thuy-Anh Nguyen
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Alisa Khodos, Grade 6
Plants: Who's the Waterholic?
Advisor: Miss Tritia Demmitt
School: Meadow Park Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
Kendyl M. Lassley, Grade 7
What Effect Do Different Fertilizers Have on the Vitamin C Content of Steamed Vegetables?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J1914 — Honorable Mention
Sydney L. Marler, Grade 7
The Effect of the Strengths of Electromagnetic Fields on Various Characteristics of Garden Bean Development
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Solem
School: Murray Middle School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
Eric N. Nguyen, Grade 8
The Effects of Container Size on the Ascorbic Acid Content of Solanum lycopersicum
Advisor: Mrs. Andrea Acres
School: Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Jacquelyn B. Opalach, Grade 6
Can Plants Predict?
Advisor: Mr. Jason Paytas
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J1917 — Fourth Place
Alexander M. Poirier, Grade 8
Aquaponics, Hydroponics, or Soil Farming? Determining the Most Eco-Friendly Approach to Feeding the World
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Lucas Popescu, Grade 6
The Effects of IAA and Urea on Bean Plant Germination
Advisor: Mrs. Codrutza Popescu
School: Miller (Joaquin) Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1919 — Honorable Mention
Tess N. Rodriguez, Grade 8
Effects of Near Infrared Light on Plant Growth
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Jack L. Shepard, Grade 7
The Amazing Chia Seed
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: La Entrada Middle School, Menlo Park, San Mateo County
Serena B. Suggs, Grade 8
Aquaponics vs. Soil
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Espe
School: Nativity Catholic School, Torrance, Los Angeles County
Kevin E. Viers, Grade 8
Fertilizer Faceoff
Advisor: Mrs. Shana Stanley
School: St. Bonaventure Catholic School, Huntington Beach, Orange County
Whitney W. Wachtel, Grade 8
Water Wonder
Advisor: Mrs. Marguerite Gaspar
School: Niguel Hills Middle School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
Deshun D. Washington, Jr., Grade 8
What Is Organic Gardening? The Effects of Natural Fertilizers and Pesticides on Plants
Advisor: Mr. Bradley Issacson
School: Franklin Middle School, Vallejo, Solano County
J1925 — Honorable Mention
Younji Youn, Grade 6
What Is the Best Way of Protection that Prevents the Fruits in a Refrigerator from Withering?
Advisor: Mrs. Kristin Zebe
School: Culverdale School, Irvine, Orange County
Ritesh Malpani, Grade 7
Effect of pH level on Plants
Advisor: Ms. Kelly Johnson
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
J1998 — First Place
Vincent A. Chen, Grade 6
The Effect of Water Priming on Salt Tolerance in Barley Seeds (Hordeum vulgare)
Advisor: Mrs. Melissa Facio
School: Inland Leaders Charter School, Yucaipa, San Bernardino County
J1999 — Honorable Mention
Sabrina K. Martin, Grade 8
Pea Plant Party
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County

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