CSSF Project Listings: 2007
Physics & Astronomy

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Marc G. Akiyama, Grade 8 portrait
Mr. Drum Drum Needs a Tune-Up!
Advisor: Mrs. Danielle White
School: Good Shepherd Catholic School, San Diego, San Diego County
Casey J. Berg, Grade 7 portrait
Fast Fuel: Vegetable Oils as Fuel
Advisor: Dr. Kathryn Pierno
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Pia-Maria Bododea, Grade 8 portrait
Surface Tension: The Relationship between Surface Tension and Density of a Liquid
Advisor: Mrs. Christann Giacometti
School: St. Vincent's, Petaluma, Sonoma County
Amy M. Cao, Grade 8 portrait
CD Disk Rainbows
Advisor: Dr. Richard Fleck
School: Muirlands Middle School, La Jolla, San Diego County
J1605 — Fourth Place
Peter J. Chodas, Grade 8 portrait
Do Denser Liquids Always Refract More?
Advisor: Ms. Laura Berger
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
Alden D. Deran, Grade 8 portrait
Is Human-Generated Carbon Dioxide Escalating the Greenhouse Effect?
Advisor: Mr. Darrell Steely
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Emma R. Dohner, Grade 8 portrait
Gopher Slumber Party
Advisor: Mr. John Dohner
School: Terman Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
J1608 — Honorable Mention
Zoe E. Dubrow, Grade 8 portrait
Ice Expansion Generators: A Powerful New Source of Renewable Energy
Advisor: Mr. Robert Dubrow
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Salvador A. Eligio, Grade 7 portrait
Lily K. Leighton, Grade 7 portrait
A Bright Future
Advisor: Ms. Anna Kamitses
School: Anderson Valley Junior/Senior High School, Boonville, Mendocino County
Jacob D. Elliott, Grade 8 portrait
Do Drumline Drummers Risk Hearing Damage?
Advisor: Ms. Danielle Bean
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Kristen R. Ewert, Grade 8 portrait
If You Can't Stand the Heat...
Advisor: Ms. Roxanna Nessi
School: Norris Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1612 — Honorable Mention
Dylan Freedman, Grade 8 portrait
William T. Winick, Grade 8 portrait
Calculating a Projectile's Trajectory
Advisor: Mr. Steve Woodward
School: Carmel Middle School, Carmel, Monterey County
Nitya M. Furtado, Grade 8 portrait
Magnetic Magic
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Beth Hodge
School: Pine Valley Middle School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
Nicole D. Gaudenti, Grade 8 portrait
How Does the Temperature of a Magnet Affect Its Magnetic Force?
Advisor: Mrs. Kari Bosworth
School: Pinecrest School, Simi Valley, Simi Valley, Ventura County
Nicole E. Hamagami, Grade 7 portrait
When Waves Collide
Advisor: Mr. Robert Moody
School: Tustin (Columbus) Middle School, Tustin, Orange County
Andrew P. Ho, Grade 7 portrait
Measurement of Gravity by Applying Newton's Laws of Motion to Moving Objects
Advisor: Ms. D Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
James A. Holloway, Grade 7 portrait
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Holloway
School: Vista Heights Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County
J1618 — First Place
Michael A. Iorga, Grade 8 portrait
Laser Cooling and Trapping of Rubidium-87 Atoms using MOL
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Mitchell
School: Sycamore Canyon School, Newbury Park, Ventura County
Nicolaus W. Jannasch, Grade 7 portrait
The Perfect Solar Oven
Advisor: Mr. Thomas Schmottlach
School: Santa Catalina (Upper and Lower) School, Monterey, Monterey County
Rebecca M. Kandell, Grade 6 portrait
Effect of Temperature on Musical Instruments
Advisor: Mr. Tom Ganner
School: Murray Middle School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
J1621 — Honorable Mention
Robert I. Karz, Grade 6 portrait
The Power of Sound: How Sound Influences Kinetic Energy
Advisor: Mrs. Heidi Schacher
School: Mar Vista Elementary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County
Kevin M. Kingshill, Grade 8 portrait
Temperature Matters: Testing the Velocity of a Marble through Water
Advisor: Mr. Gerald Schwartz
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
Melanie S. Lent, Grade 7 portrait
Whistling Wineglasses: Is Vibration Frequency Linearly Related to Water Volume?
Advisor: Ms. Stephanie Wald
School: Ralston Middle School, Belmont, San Mateo County
J1625 — Third Place
Nathan J. Manohar, Grade 7 portrait
Quantifying Quality: Violin Sound Analysis
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Veronica C. Maynez, Grade 7 portrait
Maikor Xiong, Grade 7 portrait
Checking Consumer Labeling for Peanuts by Using Calorimetry
Advisor: Mrs. Alison Gaede, Ms. Alison Gaede
School: Reyburn Intermediate, Clovis, Fresno County
Jessica J. Pilgram, Grade 6 portrait
The Monstrosity of Viscosity
Advisor: Mrs. Kathleen Pilgram
School: El Tejon Middle School, Lebec, Kern County
Sean C. Purcell, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Distance and Angle on Red Eye in Digital Flash Photography
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Glembotski
School: Lewis (Harvey L.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Emma R. Sofen, Grade 8 portrait
Star Light, Star Bright: Atmospheric Extinction and Its Effects in Astronomy
Advisor: Mrs. Sherri Kilkenny
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Isaac S. Sornborger, Grade 6 portrait
Liquid Notes
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Petoskey
School: St. Anastasia Elementary School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J1631 — Second Place
Filippo Velli, Grade 8 portrait
Our Spotty Sun: Sunspots and the Sun's Rotation
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Thomas W. Witkowski, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Temperature on the Tuning of a Guitar
Advisor: Mr. Go Ozeni
School: Correia (Steven V.) Junior High School, San Diego, San Diego County
Annabel J. Yates, Grade 8 portrait
Good Vibrations
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

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