CSSF Project Listings: 2014
Earth & Planetary Sciences

Junior Division

Katherine N. Bishop, Grade 8
How Does Temperature Affect the Intensity of Light Given Off by Fluorescent Rocks?
Advisor: Mr. Ravishanth Dev Anandhan
School: Sierra Madre Middle School, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
Jackson C. Gobel, Grade 8
Billy R. Lynch, Grade 8
What Variables Affect the Rate of Water Evaporation?
Advisor: Mr. Bud Smith
School: All Saints' Episcopal Day School, Carmel, Monterey County
Alicia N. Hans, Grade 7
The Effects of Acids and Bases on Soil Permeability
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Driscoll
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J0804 — Third Place
Jordyn L. Harper, Grade 7
Caelen G. McQuilkin, Grade 7
Freezing Warm: Thermopoles in the Snow
Advisor: Ms. Rebecca Clayton
School: Lee Vining Elementary School, Lee Vining, Mono County
Zachary Z. Jimenez, Grade 8
Soil Moisture Content
Advisor: Mrs. Kaitlin Rodgers
School: Reyburn Intermediate, Clovis, Fresno County
J0806 — Honorable Mention
Daniel J. Lorell, Grade 8
Magnificent Magnetic Micrometeorites
Advisor: Mr. Eric Hartung
School: Pressman (Rabbi Jacob) Academy, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Matthew A. Perri, Grade 6
Hayden W. Pisano, Grade 6
Undeground Fluid Flow and Darcy's Law
Advisor: Mr. Pat Perri
School: St. Francis Parish School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Carlos J. Rubio, Jr., Grade 6
Impact in Three, Two, One: Determining if the Mass or Circumference of an Impactor Creates a Larger Impact Crater
Advisor: Miss Carrie Given
School: Valley Arts and Science Academy, Fresno, Fresno County
J0809 — Fourth Place
Jakob Saloner, Grade 8
Do Solar/Lunar Positions Influence Earthquakes?
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Sniffen
School: Chabad Hebrew Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Joseph F. Silva, Grade 6
How Water Erosion Affects Dirt and Sand on Hillsides
Advisor: Mr. Anthony Balbas
School: Spring Grove School, Hollister, San Benito County
Jack C. Standish, Grade 8
Does Altitude Affect Background Radiation?
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
J0812 — Honorable Mention
Hannah M. Steagall, Grade 8
Does Soil Density Affect Water Evaporation Rates?
Advisor: Mr. Craig Jones
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J0813 — First Place
Natalie C. White, Grade 6
Flight of the Falcon: Measurement of Cosmic Rays in the Upper Atmosphere
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J0899 — Second Place
Aidan L. Brem, Grade 7
Testing the Accuracy of a Homemade Magnetometer in Tracking Solar Flares
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County

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