CSSF Project Listings: 2013

Junior Division

Jacqueline M. Ahrens, Grade 8
The Effect of the Type of Ground Covering on the Amount of Linepithema humile
Advisor: Mrs. Andrea Acres
School: Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Stephanie M. Bartel, Grade 8
The Ester Project
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
Matthew H. Bronars, Grade 8
Does Mom's Diet Affect Survival? The Effect of a High Fat Larval Diet on Drosophila. A Model for Human Experimentation
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Ryan M. Fay, Grade 8
How Thick Is Your Shell?
Advisor: Mr. David Marchetti
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J2205 — Honorable Mention
Makenzie G. Flach, Grade 7
What Is the Effect of MLG-50 Plus in Chickens at the Onset of Lay, Egg Weight, and Weight Gain?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Ryan J. Golden, Grade 7
Can Tree Frog Behavior Predict Earthquake Activity?
Advisor: Mr. Robert McPherson
School: St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah, Mendocino County
J2207 — Fourth Place
Joseph P. Harmon, Grade 8
Drowning in Acid: The Effect of CO(2) on Coral
Advisor: Ms. Natalie Roman
School: North Oakland Community Charter School, Oakland, Alameda County
Connor J. Hartigan, Grade 7
No Falcon Know Seagulls, Know Falcon No Seagulls: A Novel Approach to Bird Abatement
Advisor: Mrs. Jill Rivero
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
Atticus J. Humphrey, Grade 7
Does Particle Size of Calcium Ingested by Chickens Affect How Calcium Is Metabolized in Increasing Egg Shell Strength?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Anhyo Jeong, Grade 8
Does the Mendelian Ratio Really Work?
Advisor: Ms. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Aleeque Lori Marselian, Grade 7
Fruit Flies In Hot, Cold, and Room Temperature
Advisor: Mrs. Lida Gevorkian
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
Jack P. Ramsey, Grade 8
Effect of Light and Heat on the Silk Production of Silkworms
Advisor: Ms. Muriel Gross
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J2213 — Third Place
Mounir J. Saunders-Newton, Grade 7
How Camouflage Affects the Predatory Behavior of Praying Mantids
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Kaufman
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
Emma R. Schaefer-Whittall, Grade 6
What's on the Menu?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
Kristen R. Schiavon, Grade 6
What Type of Meat Attracts Meat Bees the Most?
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
J2216 — Honorable Mention
Jessamyn M. Skutches, Grade 7
An Animal Cognition Study for Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens) Regarding Spatial Learning in a Compound T Maze
Advisor: Mr. Michael Skutches
School: Soulsbyville Elementary School, Soulsbyville, Tuolumne County
Ferryn A. Spence, Grade 7
How Slow Can You Go? Effects of Snail Size and Sun Exposure on Snail Speeds
Advisor: Mr. Christopher Nestlerode
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J2218 — Second Place
Montana A. Sprague, Grade 8
Can Fish Get Jet-Lagged?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
Aidan C. Stenson, Grade 7
The Effect of Acid Rain on Regeneration of Planaria
Advisor: Ms. Tammy Levy
School: American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County
Julia V. Vaughan, Grade 6
Do Peanuts Make Eggs Larger?
Advisor: Mrs. Mindy Chittock
School: Clear Creek School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
J2221 — First Place
Daniel I. Vitenson, Grade 8
Territorial Relationships and Social Interactions of Migratory and Resident Duck Species
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Madison H. White, Grade 7
Livin' Life Like an Angelfish
Advisor: Miss Heather McCoy
School: Janesville Elementary School, Janesville, Lassen County
Lauren M. Yen, Grade 8
Blaberus discoidalis Cockroach Mind Control by Artificial Neurosensory Signals
Advisor: Mr. Stephen Yen
School: Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
William A. Sanchez, Grade 7
The Mind of a Reptile
Advisor: Ms. Katie Cohen
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Cameron M. Rossi, Grade 7
Crickets: A Sense for Scents. Exploring Natural Insect Repellants
Advisor: Mrs. Shireen Knudson
School: Living Oaks Middle School Academic Alliance, Newbury Park, Ventura County
Kathryn S. Watts, Grade 8
Do Brine Shrimp Need Sunglasses to Hatch?
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County

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