CSSF Project Listings: 2009

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Sara S. Aboobakar, Grade 7 portrait
Becoming the Biggest Brine
Advisor: Mrs. Crystal Peters
School: Culver City Middle School, Culver City, Los Angeles County
Michael A. Alves, Grade 6 portrait
The Mating Game: Red Worm Reproduction
Advisor: Mr. Bryan Souza
School: Fugman (James S.) Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County
Norah M. Alwash, Grade 8 portrait
Clone Wars: The Effect of Food on Clonal Fighting among Anthopleura elegantissima
Advisor: Mr. Steve Saline
School: Parks (D. Russell) Junior High School, Fullerton, Orange County
Gabriel A. Araya, Grade 7 portrait
Pavlov's Fish: Do Goldfish Respond to Certain Conditioned Stimuli in Anticipation of Being Fed?
Advisor: Dr. Armen Antonian
School: Sierra Madre Elementary, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
Aven J. Ault, Grade 6 portrait
The Effects of Sound Level and Type on Fish Behavior
Advisor: Mrs. Stacey Tiger
School: Wash (John S.) Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County
Margot L. Barker, Grade 8 portrait
Tadpole Development and Temperature: Does It Matter?
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J2407 — Honorable Mention
Timmy A. Beckmann, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of Bird Formation on Flight Efficiency
Advisor: Mr. Paul Beckmann
School: Mountain View Whisman ISP, Mountain View, Santa Clara County
Kurtis R.S. Bingemann, Grade 7 portrait
Can Bees "Bee" Fooled?
Advisor: Mr. Norman Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Joshua D. Bright, Grade 8 portrait
Free-Range vs. Caged Chickens: Influence on Yolk Color and Size
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Sinead M. Casey, Grade 6 portrait
Edenne G. Flinn, Grade 6 portrait
Daniel J. Noel, Grade 6 portrait
Tracking the Pacific Bluefin Tuna
Advisor: <none acknowledged>, Dr. Randy Kochevar
School: International School of Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County
Aaron F. Crasnick, Grade 8 portrait
Can Learned Behavior Be Transferred in Planaria by Regeneration or Consumption of Cells, and if so, Which Works Better?
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Buenaventura
School: Sierra Canyon Middle School, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County
Annmarie C. Delfino, Grade 7 portrait
Investigating Bird Populations in a Recently Restored Lagoon
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Katie N. Fernandes, Grade 8 portrait
This Is No Joke, I Want a Darker Yolk!
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Lorch
School: St. Hyacinth Academy, San Jacinto, Riverside County
J2414 — First Place
Jaclyn M. Hirbawi, Grade 8 portrait
Experimental Opuntia oricola Regrowth in Burned Cactus Wren Habitat
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J2415 — Third Place
Nanor Kassabian, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of UV Light Range Radiation on the Magnetosensitivity of Drosophila melanogaster
Advisor: Mrs. Lida Gevorkian
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
Olivia A. Lafferty, Grade 7 portrait
Mapping Blue Shark Populations to Evaluate NMFS Preservation Efforts
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Samuel Lang, Grade 6 portrait
The Effects of a Worm's Diet on Its Rate of Growth
Advisor: Mr. Scott Sward
School: Reagan (Ronald) Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Evan C. Lewis, Grade 6 portrait
Sight, Smell, or Taste: How Do Ants Find Their Food?
Advisor: Mr. David Higginbotham
School: Tierra Linda Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J2419 — Second Place
Maria A. Linton, Grade 8 portrait
What Concentration of Sugar Is Most Preferred by Hummingbirds?
Advisor: Ms. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Rachael E. Oliver, Grade 6 portrait
Mealworms to Pupa: Which Type of Light Bulb Will Change Mealworms into Pupa Fastest?
Advisor: Mrs. Andria Bloom
School: El Tejon Middle School, Lebec, Kern County
Amanda Penicks, Grade 7 portrait
Does a Chicken Prefer One Color of Feed over Another?
Advisor: Ms. Tabitha Muteti
School: Riverside County High School, Morreno Valley, Riverside County
J2422 — Fourth Place
Rachel N. Redd, Grade 8 portrait
Are Geckos Food Critics Too?
Advisor: Ms. Valerie Baule
School: Jurupa Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County
Jesse J. Rothbard, Grade 8 portrait
Chemical Basis for Ant Behavior: Nestmate Discrimination
Advisor: Ms. Brigetta Brown
School: Corte Madera Middle School, Portola Valley, San Mateo County
Fiateleimoana K. Tapasa, Grade 7 portrait
Tides and Gulls
Advisor: Mrs. Melody McGuire
School: McKinleyville Middle School, McKinleyville, Humboldt County
Laura Tovar, Grade 8 portrait
Perla Virgen-Silva, Grade 8 portrait
Can Snails Be Used as an Indicator for Toxins in Your Garden?
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn O'Connor
School: Ascencion Solorsano Middle School, Gilroy, Santa Clara County
Meaghan H. Truman, Grade 7 portrait
Caged vs. Free-Range: Chicken Eggshell Strength
Advisor: Mrs. Sharon Olsen
School: American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County
Jack E. Turman, III, Grade 8 portrait
Environmental Determinants of Ghost Shrimp Migratory Behavior
Advisor: Mrs. Halina Szymanski
School: Carden School of Whittier, Whittier, Los Angeles County
Madison R. Uetrecht, Grade 7 portrait
Geckos, the Amazing Wall Climbers: How Do They Do It?
Advisor: Ms. Sue Song
School: Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
Brendan L. Walsh, Grade 7 portrait
Birds of a Feather Bathe Together
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Conor J. Walsh, Grade 6 portrait
How Does Temperature Affect the Transformation of Caterpillar to Butterfly?
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
Benjamin W. White, Grade 7 portrait
Crustacean Location: Which Factors (Soil Type, Moisture, Light) Influence Where a Pill Bug Makes Its Home?
Advisor: Ms. Tracy Young
School: Sacred Heart Parish School, Hollister, San Benito County

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