BAKER CITY – Six students in Baker City were announced as AgriScience Project Finalists by Baker Technical Institute (BTI) recently.
According to BTI, “The FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes students who gain real-world, hands-on experiences in agricultural enterprises. Students use scientific principles and emerging technologies to solve complex problems related to agriculture, food, and natural resources. The agriscience fair is for middle and high school students. Participation begins at the local level and progresses to state and national levels.
Our students started their research in the first semester as a part of their ag class and chose to take their projects on to state. They had to complete their research, analyze their data, and write a formal scientific report.”
The following students were named as finalists:
•𝐉𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐀𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚 (𝐁𝐌𝐒): 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐒𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟏
Jose researched the effects of pH on the germination of grass seed.
•𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐊𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐬 (𝐁𝐌𝐒): 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬 & 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟏
Lance studied storage methods to keep tomatoes from going bad.
•𝐍𝐞𝐚𝐡 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐬 (𝐁𝐇𝐒): 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟑
Neah studied the effects on stress level of people using equine therapy, collecting data such as blood pressure and heart rate after interacting with horses.
•𝐒𝐤𝐲𝐞 𝐒𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐡 (𝐁𝐇𝐒): 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐀𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟑
Skye conducted her experiment on horses and if they have taste preferences using treats.
•𝐖𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐁𝐫𝐲𝐚𝐧𝐭 & 𝐃𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐨𝐩 (𝐁𝐇𝐒): 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐀𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟒
Weston and Dillon studied the effects of different colored lights on the behavior of fish.