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Finalists & Winners
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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Mikael enjoys playing the violin and piano. He also swims and plays soccer and tennis. His future career aspiration? "I haven't really considered seriously pursuing a career at the age of 11," Mikael says.
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Combing the Internet, Mikael found several articles on the separate effects of carbon dioxide and ozone on plant growth. However, he didn't find any research investigating the effects of these two factors together. He hypothesized that ozone would negate any benefits of carbon dioxide enrichment in plants.
 
Mikael grew bush bean plants in six plastic containers. He exposed three of the plants to various combinations of carbon dioxide and ozone together. The remaining plants were exposed to various amounts of carbon dioxide alone. Mikael kept track of each plant's height and physical appearance. He found that ozone had a negative effect on plant growth and health, even in plants enriched with carbon dioxide.
 

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