CSSF Project Listings: 2008
Physics & Astronomy

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Aiyana R. Alaimo, Grade 6 portrait
Teresa H. Netro, Grade 6 portrait
Pendulum Variables
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Lindberg
School: Branciforte Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Nathan G. Behrens, Grade 6 portrait
Attenuation of Eight Different Sound Frequencies over Distance through Four Different Materials
Advisor: Mrs. Peggy Greenfield
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Lisa A. Brehove, Grade 8 portrait
The Speed of Sound
Advisor: Ms. Astrid Reichelt
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Jamie L. Ferrell, Grade 6 portrait
The Incredible Expanding Comet Holmes
Advisor: Ms. Nancy Serigstad
School: Valencia Elementary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County
Aileen J. Fletcher, Grade 7 portrait
Refraction: Density's Child
Advisor: Mr. Richard Blair
School: Vista Heights Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County
J1606 — Fourth Place
April R. Gadsby, Grade 8 portrait
Light Curve of a Binary System
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J1607 — Honorable Mention
Tim O. Hamersly, Grade 7 portrait
Gabriel N. Moss, Grade 7 portrait
Power of Sound
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hamersly, Ms. Christine Hutton
School: Kirby (Georgiana Bruce) Preparatory High Sch, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Foster S. Hengst, Grade 6 portrait
Faster than a Speeding Bullet
Advisor: Mr. Mike Judsen
School: Woodlake Valley Middle School, Woodlake, Tulare County
Jordan M. Hisel, Grade 8 portrait
It's an Alpha! It's a Beta! It's a Gamma! No, It's Cosmic Ray!
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Usher
School: La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J1610 — Second Place
Andrew P. Ho, Grade 8 portrait
Airplane Take-off and Landing Noise Comparison by Power Measurement and Position Geolocation
Advisor: Ms. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Reed O. Hutcheson, Grade 8 portrait
Does Temperature Affect the Strength of a Magnet on a Magnetic Levitating Train?
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Hart
School: Fieldbrook Elementary School, Arcata, Humboldt County
S. Wali Kamal, Grade 8 portrait
String Systems in Musical Instruments
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Johnston
School: Livermore Valley Charter School, Livermore, Alameda County
Andrew V. Kelleghan, Grade 6 portrait
Why Knot? Experiments in Knot Formation
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Petoskey
School: St. Anastasia Elementary School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Shu Hee Kim, Grade 8 portrait
Which Roller Coaster Rolls for You?
Advisor: Ms. Sindy Shell
School: Miraleste Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Bryce H.C. Luna, Grade 8 portrait
How Do Weather Conditions Affect the Generation of Static Charge?
Advisor: Mrs. Michelle Manzanares
School: Blair International Baccalaureate School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Aashrita Mangu, Grade 8 portrait
C MY Kolor?
Advisor: Ms. Cynthia Rogers
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Prutha V. Mehta, Grade 7 portrait
The Secret of the Sky
Advisor: Mr. George Thornburgh
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Camille L. Miller, Grade 8 portrait
The Soundpost: Why Is It Called "The Soul of the Violin"?
Advisor: Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J1619 — Third Place
Dylan E. Moore, Grade 8 portrait
How Does the Spectrum of an Ionized Gas Affect the Amount of Electric Current that a Silicon Photodiode Produces?
Advisor: Ms. Maafi Gueye
School: Anderson (Arthur) Community Learning Center, Alameda, Alameda County
Auggie W. Nanz, Grade 8 portrait
How Bright Is the Sky? A Study of Sky Brightness and Its Effect on CCD Imaging in Escondido and San Diego County
Advisor: Mrs. Donna Tomihiro
School: Rincon Middle School, Escondido, San Diego County
J1621 — Honorable Mention
Hannah R. Nelson, Grade 8 portrait
Liquid Heat: How Does a Liquid's Density Affect Its Heat Retention?
Advisor: Ms. Linnae McKeever
School: Nobel (Alfred Bernhard) Middle School, Northridge, Los Angeles County
J1622 — Honorable Mention
Andrew T. Nguyen, Grade 8 portrait
Active Noise Control: Searching for the Sound of Silence
Advisor: Mrs. Noreen Williams
School: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
Maya A. Norman, Grade 7 portrait
The Shadow Knows Where You Are
Advisor: Mr. William Dolyniuk
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
Charlie P.Y. Paulsen, Grade 8 portrait
Anthony J. Rinaldi, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of CO(2) on Ambient Air Temperature
Advisor: Ms. Rhonda Germano
School: Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Colin B. Ries, Grade 8 portrait
Temperature vs. Refraction
Advisor: Mr. Richard Blair
School: Vista Heights Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County
Vivian N. Rotenstein, Grade 8 portrait
The Case of the Hide and Seek Photons
Advisor: Mr. Troy Labnow
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Lori A. Shirajian, Grade 7 portrait
Faraday's Second Law of Electrolysis
Advisor: Mr. Haixiang Huang
School: Merdinian (C&E) Armenian Evangelical School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
Lacey M. Smith, Grade 8 portrait
Its Not Easy Being Blue: Light and Color Underwater
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Usher
School: La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J1629 — First Place
Eli N. Weinstein, Grade 8 portrait
A Study of Galaxy Clustering
Advisor: Ms. Laura Berger
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
Daniel M. Winget, Grade 8 portrait
Buoyancy and Displacement
Advisor: Mr. Kenneth Cornell
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County

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