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2006 Finalists

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Almas Abdulla

Nicholas Anthony

Shalila Baena

Aaron Burrows

Joseph Church

David Cohn, III

Amy David

Isabella Dominguez

Cyanna Skye Edwards

Erin Edwards

Shilpi Ganguly

Jack Grundy

Anthony Hennig

Jacob Hurwitz

Otana Jakpor

Taylor Jones

Theo Jones

Nolan Kamitaki

Manpreet Kaur

Sophie Klimcak

Nicholas Lemp

Jason Lloyd

Mikael Matossian

Collin McAliley

Jayleen McAlpine

Kushal Naik

Theresa Oei

William Pete

Lindsey Precht

Mackensie Quade

Radhika Rawat

Philip Ricker

Michael Sewell

Aarthi Shankar

David Tao

Jayne Thompson

Paige Thompson

Joel Tinker

Trevor van Voorthuijsen

Scott Yu

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Isabella takes a variety of dance classes, including ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and modern. She also enjoys yoga, swimming, and skiing. She'd like to become a scientist someday, because "in science you can help humanity and improve conditions to live."
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Because Isabella's father owns a small pilot lobster farm, she became interested in finding out what conditions help these animals to grow the fastest. Understanding how to grow lobsters quickly to a marketable size could help farmers sell more lobsters while using the fewest resources. She decided to experiment with two conditions that affect the animals' farm habitats: water temperature and the protein content of their food.
 
Working at her father's lobster farm, Isabella separated groups of lobsters into 6 inflatable pools. In half of the pools, she kept the water the same temperature but fed the lobsters either 20-percent, 30-percent, or 40-percent protein food. In the other pools, she fed all the animals 35-percent protein food but set the temperature at either 22°C, 27°C, or 32°C. She discovered that higher temperatures boosted the lobsters' growth rates, but higher protein-content food seemed to slow it down.
 

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