CSSF Project Listings: 2010
Physics & Astronomy

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

J1901 — Fourth Place
Daniel G. Alcantara, Jr., Grade 8 portrait
Caylin Canales, Grade 8 portrait
Aging the Stars
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J1902 — First Place
Caleb J. Brown, Grade 6 portrait
Where in the World? Finding Your Location Using Gravity, the Earth's Magnetic Field, and a Sundial
Advisor: Mr. Charles Nelson
School: Bonita Canyon Elementary, Irvine, Orange County
Gaurav A. Budkule, Grade 6 portrait
Thermoelectric Effect
Advisor: Mrs. Adele Patterson
School: Oak Creek Elementary, Irvine, Orange County
SavanahRose Castillo, Grade 6 portrait
Determining If Temperature Affects the Tune of the Guitar
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Spencer G. Ford, Grade 8 portrait
Do Solar Cosmic Rays Affect the Earth's Magnetic Field?
Advisor: Dr. Lynne Shevinsky
School: Rio Seco Elementary School, Santee, San Diego County
Noah M. Goodman, Grade 8 portrait
Moon Mass: To Wobble or Not to Wobble?
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Callista S. Hesseltine, Grade 6 portrait
Year of the Sun
Advisor: Mr. David LaBolle
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J1908 — Second Place
Michael L. Janner, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Ocean Acidification on the Acoustic Properties of Water
Advisor: Ms. Colleen Sumner
School: Moore Middle School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Ronja M. Johnson, Grade 6 portrait
Boiling Water: Keep Your Lid On!
Advisor: Mrs. Cree Mueller
School: Harold Woods Elementary, Clovis, Fresno County
Vikram Kalahasthi, Grade 7 portrait
Orbits and Objects: The Influence of Gravitational Pull on Celestial Objects
Advisor: Mrs. Melissa Kesling
School: Bernal Intermediate School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1911 — Third Place
Janelle V. L'Heureux, Grade 8 portrait
Experimenting with Surface Tension
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
David R. Lester, Grade 8 portrait
Synthesis of Piano Notes
Advisor: Ms. Diana Castaldi
School: St. John School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Kieran S. Mital, Grade 7 portrait
Measuring the Effect of Sugar Concentration on the Refractive Index of Water Using a Home-made Laser Refractometer
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
J1914 — Honorable Mention
Gathenji B. Njoroge, Grade 8 portrait
Reflection Detection
Advisor: Mrs. Catherine Njoroge
School: Freedom Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Betsy V. Roy, Grade 7 portrait
The Pendulum Snake
Advisor: Mr. John Kanell
School: Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Adam J. Shartle, Grade 7 portrait
Snell's Law, Refractive Index, and the Speed of Light in Water
Advisor: Mr. Robert Shartle
School: Avery Middle School, Avery, Calaveras County
Kaitlin R. Spencer, Grade 7 portrait
Music in Motion
Advisor: Mrs. Lissa Gilmore
School: Jefferson School, Tracy, San Joaquin County
Brian M. Sussex, Grade 8 portrait
What Are You Following? Will Following a Car with LED Brake Lights Attract the Attention of a Following Driver Quicker?
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
Adam E. Torres, Grade 8 portrait
Can You Turn Down the Noise?
Advisor: Mrs. Mitali Dutta
School: Acaciawood College Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
James T. Uejio, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of the Shape and Symmetry of a Guitar on the Amplitude and Decay of Its Sound
Advisor: Mr. Brian Donovan
School: San Francisco School (The), San Francisco, San Francisco County
Gordon D. Williams, Grade 7 portrait
Can Water Boil at Room Temperature?
Advisor: Dr. Kirt Williams
School: Corte Madera Middle School, Portola Valley, San Mateo County
Cynthia L. Yin, Grade 8 portrait
How Is Friction Affected by Properties of the Inclined Surface and the Contact Object?
Advisor: Ms. Denise Agapoff
School: Colina Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J1923 — Honorable Mention
Philip S. Zehnder, Grade 6 portrait
Tune-A-Car: An Investigation into Car Window Buffeting
Advisor: Dr. Jane Hastedt
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County

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