Asian Carp at Early Life Stages

Winners of the Drawing Contest

 

Congratulations to our winners:

 

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Kylie Jackson

Lincoln Trail School, Mahomet, IL

3rd Grade, 8 years old

Description (optional): Tere are four known species of Asian Carp, including the Silver Carp, Bighead Carp,Grass Carp and Black Carp. These carp, like other fish, swim upstream to spawn, but the conditions must be right in order for them to hatch and become adults. The carp eggs usually float just below the surface and travel downstream; however, in order to stop the carp eggs from hatching certain changes to the river must be made. My diagram shows changes to three main variables. First, three speed bumps and a dam were drawn to shorten the length of the river. Also, speed bumps and a dam were added to decrease the velocity of the river. Finally, a detention pond was created to decrease the turbulence so the eggs can no longer float. The carp eggs would sink to the bottom of the detention pond and die. If only one of these variables is changed, the number of Asian Carp eggs will still decrease,however, by changing all three variables, velocity, length and turbulence, the population of the Asian Carp species will likely decrease.

 

Lindsay Donovan

Booker T. Washington STEM Academy, Champaign, IL

Kindergarten

 

Nicole Dudley

Booker T. Washington STEM Academy, Champaign, IL

Kindergarten, 6 years old

Finalists of the Drawing Contest

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Nilkanth Patel
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, 4th grade
Urbana, IL
 Elisa Roose
Booker T. Washington STEM Academy, K Champaign, IL
My Best Recital! Ice Cream Makes Everything Better

 

Entries (Selection)

 

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Lidia Feliciana  Jacksyn Moore Vyom Mehta  Arnasha Hopkins
Lidia Feliciana  Isabella Hernandez Weston Elmer Devon Roark
Meris Cajavilca  Martha Murphy Parker Haydel Adalynn Clark
Joseph Brown  Carlos Kersh Von'tece Rogers HyunJune Seong
Leena McDonald  Elias Lawlyes Maria Robinson Laila Ward