AiS Challenge Team Abstract
Team Number: 029
School Name: Espanola Valley High School
Area of Science: Biology
Project Title: Predicting the Probability of A.D.D.
We are going to be studying how attention deficit disorder (ADD)
is passed from parent to offspring. To do this we will be finding
factors such as: genetics, enviromental factors, drug abuse,
a pregnant mother drinking, parents past substance abuse, the age
of the parents, and the parents habits (sleeping, eating, drinking,
etc.). We will then make a mathematical model that will relate
these factors to children with ADD, then convert our model
to utilize a computer program to predict the probability of ADD
being passed on to children as a result of the factors listed above,
or others. This information may be helpful in decreasing the
percentage of ADD in the nation.