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CWSF 2005 - Vancouver, British Columbia

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Leo Fung, Chong Shen

Decreasing Urban Heat Islands
Division:Earth & Environmental Sciences
Region:Calgary Youth
City:Calgary, AB
School:Simon Fraser Junior High School
Abstract:This project experimented with the process of growing plants on rooftops in large cities. Evapotranspiration by plants decreased the temperature of all model cities. In addition, carbon monoxide levels were lowered by the presence of rooftop gardens. Several species of plants were tested in over nine experiments.

Awards Value
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$1 000.00
Bronze Medal - Earth & Environmental Sciences
Sponsor: Petro-Canada
Total$1 300.00