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Four Rosarian Academy Students Place in Regional Science Fair: Daniel Mullen Advances to Broadcom MASTERS

Four eighth-grade Rosarian Academy students placed at the Regional Science Fair on January 7th at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

Daniel Mullen received second place in the category of Animal Science and the Lion Country Safari Award, along with a check for $100. Daniel’s project, “Something’s Fishy,” tested how different types of light affect the weight of guppies. According to his finding, white light caused the most weight gain and blue light resulted in the least ount of weight gain. Daniel will now advance to the Broadcom MASTERS, the premiere science and engineering competition for middle school students.

Thomas Raymond placed third in the Animal Science Category for his project, “Bees Be Buzz’n.” He looked at the effect of probiotics and antioxidants on bee hives. Thomas discovered that both probiotics and antioxidants caused the bee hives to produce less honey.

Mariana Perez-Vargas and Charlotte Breckenridge placed fourth in Behavioral Science. Mariana also received the erican Psychological Association Award for her project, “Does Working Night Shifts Affect Your Metabolism?” She found that working night shifts affects your rhythmic pattern causing your metabolism to slow down. In studying “How Does Color Influence First Impression?,” Charlotte concluded that the colors pink and yellow make the most positive first impressions on strangers.

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