CSSF Project Listings: 2007
Earth & Planetary Sciences

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Gregory C. Arena, Grade 7 portrait
Sky Watch: To Determine if the Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT) Changes Rapidly or Gradually from Day to Day
Advisor: Ms. Nancy Nickols
School: St. Mary's Catholic School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Sarah K. Beard, Grade 7 portrait
Scoping the Waves
Advisor: Ms. Barbara Pinney
School: Healdsburg Junior High School, Healdsburg, Sonoma County
J0703 — Third Place
Evelyn Chang, Grade 8 portrait
The Investigation of Different Earth Materials on the Seismic Response of a Building Structure
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Driscoll
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Jennifer I. Chute, Grade 8 portrait
Earthquake Intensity
Advisor: Mr. Thomas Lyons
School: Hillview Middle School, Menlo Park, San Mateo County
Kristina E. Davis, Grade 6 portrait
Jennifer M. Delucchi, Grade 6 portrait
Soil Science
Advisor: Ms. Sally May
School: Bonny Doon Union Elementary School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Julia J. Dressel, Grade 6 portrait
Maya A. Norman, Grade 6 portrait
Is Your House Sitting on the Right Soil?
Advisor: Ms. Lisa White
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
J0707 — Fourth Place
Ken Farris, Grade 8 portrait
Soil Superman
Advisor: Mr. James Neilson
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J0708 — Honorable Mention
Daniel R. Freeman, Jr., Grade 6 portrait
Surfs Up: Will Different Ocean Bottoms Affect the Height of a Breaking Wave?
Advisor: Mrs. Hillary Cloud
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J0709 — Honorable Mention
Jenna J. Graves, Grade 7 portrait
Cloud Creation
Advisor: Ms. Sandra Spencer
School: El Tejon Middle School, Lebec, Kern County
Andrea J. Grimbergen, Grade 8 portrait
Will Your House Sink?
Advisor: Mrs. Didy Erkelens
School: St. Matthew's Episcopal School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Christine E. Herrmann, Grade 7 portrait
Which Weather Forecaster?
Advisor: Mr. Brendan Gummerson
School: St. Matthew's Episcopal School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
J0712 — First Place
Jordan W. Houze, Grade 6 portrait
The Shake, Rock, and Roll of a Desert Wash
Advisor: Mrs. Diana Miller
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, Palm Desert, Riverside County
Irene Hsu, Grade 8 portrait
Relationship between Sunspot Number and the Geomagnetic Field: A Two Year Study
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Simonds
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Oren A. Klein, Grade 6 portrait
Slip Slidin' Again
Advisor: Mr. Adam Springwater
School: Anderson Valley Junior/Senior High School, Boonville, Mendocino County
William C. Mebane, Grade 8 portrait
Which Erosion Prevention Method Is Most Effective for Earthen Levees?
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Nathaniel J. Mooi, Grade 6 portrait
Got Salt? Measuring Salinity in San Francisco Bay Before and After Rainfalls
Advisor: Mr. Brendan Gummerson
School: St. Matthew's Episcopal School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Seamus M. O'Connor, Grade 7 portrait
Do Erosion Control Blankets Change the pH of Soil?
Advisor: Mr. Chris Kuhn
School: St. John School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0718 — Honorable Mention
Dennis Ojogho, Grade 7 portrait
How Does Carbon Dioxide Affect Air's Rate of Temperature Change?
Advisor: Ms. Monica Guerrero
School: Hollenbeck Middle School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Rae'an S. Olivares, Grade 6 portrait
Determining if the Sea Floor Affects Wave Height
Advisor: Mr. Keith Berry
School: Lone Star Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County
Alexander J. Payne, Grade 7 portrait
Eocene Fossil Environment
Advisor: Mr. Chris Kuhn
School: St. John School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Maxime D. Rappaport, Grade 8 portrait
Predicting Earth's Long-Term Temperature Variations
Advisor: Mr. William Dolyniuk
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
Jesse J. Redding, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of the Moon's Gravity on Earthquakes
Advisor: Ms. Laura Berger
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
J0723 — Second Place
Marci F. Rosenberg, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Compression on Granular Media
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Brennan
School: Carmel Valley Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Alec D. Simpson, Grade 7 portrait
Simulation of Ultraviolet Radiation Attenuation at the Earth's Surface
Advisor: Dr. John C. Howe
School: Bret Harte Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Aradhana Sinha, Grade 6 portrait
The Absorption of Pollutants in Different Soil Types
Advisor: Ms. Holly Preece
School: Buena Vista Middle School, Salinas, Monterey County
Stephanie M. Vistnes, Grade 6 portrait
Air Pressure and Elevation Effects on Boiling Point
Advisor: Dr. Richard Vistnes
School: Avery Middle School, Avery, Calaveras County

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