CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Junior Division

Beard, Charlotte L., Grade 8
Measuring the Intensity and Duration in a Glowstick When Two Chemicals Are Combined
Advisor: Mrs. Myra Flagg
School: Russell (Thomas) Middle School, Milpitas, Santa Clara County

Bushey, Kari N., Grade 8
Do You Have Gas?
Advisor: Mrs. Sally Clark
School: Modoc Middle School, Alturas, Modoc County

Chithiwala, Zahabiya H., Grade 6
How Does the Acidity or Basicity in a Liquid Affect Plant Growth? Project Abstract
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Mesa Verde Middle School, Moorpark, Ventura County

Cook, Ian C., Grade 8
Breathable Air
Advisor: Ms. Marilyn Garza
School: Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County

Cope, Bartell J., Grade 6
What Is the Effect of Temperature on the Solubility of CO(2) in H(2)O? Project Abstract
Advisor: Dr. James Cope
School: Rio Del Mar Elemetary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County

J0406 Category Award: Honorable Mention
DerSarkissian, Maral E., Grade 8
Le Chatelier's Principle
Advisor: Dr. Hagop Injeyan
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County

Easton, Christopher A., Grade 7
The Conductivity of Electricity through Aqueous Solutions
Advisor: Mr. B. Smith
School: Maze (Marguerite) Middle School, Hollister, San Benito County

Farland, Andrew, Jr., Grade 7
The Making of Butter
Advisor: Mr. Jeff Dunn
School: Sierra Vista Middle School, Irvine, Orange County

Fern, Adam J., Grade 7
Do Sugar Solutions Change Light's Polarization?
Advisor: Mr. Benedict Saia
School: Hill Creek Elementary School, Santee, San Diego County

J0410 Category Award: Third Place
Fiskin, Jacob, Grade 6
Potential Energy and the Electromotive Series: Searching for a Good Junk Battery Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Sally Bartel
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

Gessow, Danielle J., Grade 6
Got Milk? Is It Safe?
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Kinsella
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County

Gill, Amreeta K., Grade 8
Energy Crisis! Is Splitting Water the Solution?
Advisor: Mr. Peter Cole
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County

Godges, Maximilian K., Grade 6
Testing Conductivity
Advisor: Mrs. Carol Turpin
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Green, Nathan S., Grade 8
Crystal Clear
Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Hodges
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County

Habib, Munirah S., Grade 7
Quantitative Analysis of Milk
Advisor: Mr. Phillip Arone
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County

J0416 Category Award: First Place
Hess, Amber I., Grade 8
How Big Is a Molecule? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Denny
School: Stevenson (Robert Louis) Middle School, Carmel, Monterey County

Jones, Aaron C., Grade 8
Martian Survival: The Chemistry of Oxygen Extraction Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Morley Cohen
School: Mesa Verde Middle School, Moorpark, Ventura County

Lau, Daniel C., Grade 8
Water Quality: Bottled vs. Tap Water
Advisor: Mr. Jonathan Frank
School: Actis (O.J.) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County

J0419 Category Award: Second Place
Levi, David A., Grade 8
Modifying Crystal Growth: The Effect of Supersaturation Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County

Luntao, Marisol S., Grade 8
How Does Exposure to the Atmosphere or Addition of Antacids Affect the pH of Soda? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Janet Haysom
School: Vista Heights Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County

Lurtz, Noah H., Grade 6
The Chemical Effects of Various Plants on Gelatin Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County

Mangan, Susan G., Grade 6
What Effect Does Different Amounts of Baking Soda Have on Bread? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Helen Mangan
School: Green Valley Christian School, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County

Mennis, Michael F., Grade 7
Liquid Battery Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Leena Berger
School: Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child, Pasadena, Los Angeles County

Neill, Ranae N., Grade 8
Thomas, Katherine C., Grade 8
Vitamin C Content: How Nutritious Are Your Oranges? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Linda Stanley
School: Norris Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Norton, Paul E., Grade 7
Synergetic Effect Between Glycerin and Sugar on the Size and Lifetime of Soap Bubbles Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Pat Croner
School: Venado Middle School, Irvine, Orange County

Ohtake, Forrest K., Grade 8
Do Gasses Have Weight? Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Sherri Kilkenny
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County

Rucker, Jessica, Grade 7
Are You Eating Metal? - The Absorption of Chromium and Iron into Acidic Solutions Boiled in Stainless Steel Cookware
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County

Schwandt, Robert D., Grade 8
Need Milk? Are Calcium Supplements Bio-Available for Absorption?
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Poveda
School: Arizona Intermediate School, Riverside, Riverside County

Sepetov, Anton N., Grade 6
How Does Toothpaste Work? Project Abstract
Advisor: Dr. Nikolai Sepetov
School: English (C.T.) Middle School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County

Tugas, Steven M., Grade 6
How Effective are Polymers in Keeping Pesticide Ingredients Active in Soil?
Advisor: Mr. David Russell
School: Wash (John S.) Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County

Wade, Hayley S., Grade 7
Somewhere Through the Rainbow
Advisor: Ms. Barbara Bailey
School: Stiern (Walter) Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Yeh, Jennifer E., Grade 8
Does the pH level of a Substance Have an Effect on the Normal Corroding Process of Iron? Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Mary Simonds
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Junior High School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County

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