Mount Airy News - Students prove their scientific prowess
In the junior earth division, Emi Cassell, an eighth-grader at Millennium Charter Academy, received first place for her project, What are the Effects of Oil and Carbon Dioxide as Environmental Pollutants on the Photosynthetic Processes of Anacharis Canadensis?
“My results were that oil and carbon dioxide have a negative effect on plants. I also learned that in 305 years the trees will die off because of pollutants from cars,” said Cassell, noting that this was the first year she has done a project like this one. “I’ve been hearing a lot of global warming conspiracy theories so I decided to do this project.”