CSSF Project Listings: 2016

Junior Division

Julia M. Abele, Grade 7
Batter Up! How Does the Amount of Time Blending the Batter and the Amount of Time Letting It Sit Impact Pancake Height?
Advisor: Ms. Megan Margeson
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Yasser A. Aly, Grade 7
Super-Cool Water and Salt Effect on Ice
Advisor: Mrs. Arwa Alkhawaja
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
Sophia B. Aravanis, Grade 8
Jordan S. Stewart, Grade 8
Taffy Tactics
Advisor: Mrs. Reggie McLean
School: Kastner (George W.) Intermediate School, Fresno, Fresno County
J0604 — Honorable Mention
Larisa M. Assadourian, Grade 8
I Love Dairy, but It Hates Me: Testing the Glucose Content of Milk and Ice Cream
Advisor: Ms. Abigail Nastan
School: St. Gregory (A&M) Hovsepian School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Zahra A. Aziz, Grade 7
The Effects of High and Low pH Levels and Sodium Citrate on Spherification for Human Health
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Mackewicz
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Braydon A.C. Cannon, Grade 6
The Dehyrated Egg
Advisor: Mrs. Sylvia Guzman
School: Thorner (Dr. Juliet) Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Kory A. Cascadden, Grade 8
Flash Frozen
Advisor: Mr. Brian Collins
School: St. Martin of Tours School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Noah M. Chak, Grade 8
Beware of the Bezoar
Advisor: Mrs. Grace Kim
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
J0609 — First Place
Nathan Deng, Grade 8
Drop by Drop: Manipulating the Surface Tension of Water to Find the Best Way of Cleaning
Advisor: Ms. Aimee Davignon
School: Huntington Henry E. Middle School, San Marino, Los Angeles County
Shoshana H. Ellis, Grade 8
It Says Organic. Is It True?
Advisor: Mr. Matt Bessler
School: San Diego (Soille) Hebrew Day School, San Diego, San Diego County
Sofia C. Fausone, Grade 8
Desalination: Can It Affect the Ocean's Carbon Dioxide Holding Capacity?
Advisor: Mrs. Carrie Smith
School: The Healdsburg School, Healdsburg, Sonoma County
J0612 — Honorable Mention
Nicholas L. Finke, Grade 8
Drinking the Ocean: Desalinating Seawater and Generating Hydrogen Using Organic Waste
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Bayside Middle School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Ariana J. Fotovat, Grade 7
The Effects of Salt, Sugar, and Sand on Ice
Advisor: Mr. Brian Colins
School: St. Martin of Tours School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Alyssa J. Fraser, Grade 7
The Effect of Sodium Carbonate on Pacific Ocean Water Samples
Advisor: Ms. Vanessa Haggett
School: Baechtel Grove Middle School, Willits, Mendocino County
Samantha C. Gaiera, Grade 6
Does Freezing Carbonated Water Affect CO2 Coming Out of Solution?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J0616 — Honorable Mention
Emily S. Herrod, Grade 8
Dirty Money
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Sadie R. Howard, Grade 6
Burning Biofuels
Advisor: Ms. Melissa Martinez
School: Laytonville Middle School, Laytonville, Mendocino County
Zainab Husain, Grade 6
How to Grow Homemade Stalactites
Advisor: Mrs. Mariam Rangoonwala
School: Institute of Knowledge, Diamond Bar, Los Angeles County
Saliha Islamovic, Grade 8
Organic vs. Non-Organic
Advisor: Mr. Garry Dillard
School: National University Academy, Vista, San Diego County
J0620 — Third Place
Alexis H. Kim, Grade 8
The Effect of Ascorbic Acid and Phosphate on Copper Corrosion
Advisor: Mrs. Alison Linden
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Ashley S. Kleszewski, Grade 8
The Effects of Eutrophication on Pond Water
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Englund
School: St. Mary's Star of the Sea Elementary School, Oceanside, San Diego County
Joseph R. Kuruvilla, Grade 8
Lizbeth R. Kuruvilla, Grade 8
Will Adding Corn Syrup or Glycerin Improve a Mixture of Bubble Solution?
Advisor: Mr. Mike Mutshnick
School: San Benancio Middle School, Salinas, Monterey County
J0623 — Honorable Mention
Isaac H. Morgan, Grade 6
Testing Voltage Generated from Produce
Advisor: Mr. Lawrence O'Connor
School: Laurelglen Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Bhargav Panguluru, Grade 6
Water to Fuel to Water
Advisor: Mrs. Chandrakala Madasu
School: Foothill Ranch Elementary School, Foothill Ranch, Orange County
Maya R. Porche, Grade 8
Tough Beans: How Various Substances Affect the Cooking Time of Legumes
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Grimes
School: Phoenix Ranch School, Simi Valley, Ventura County
J0626 — Honorable Mention
Jacqueline Prawira, Grade 6
Coffee-Doh Battery: Boosting the Power of an Enviro-Battery Using Coffee's Acidity in Homemade Conductive Dough
Advisor: Mrs. Aily Salikin
School: Altamont Elementary School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
Alicia E. Roice, Grade 6
Ashlyn M. Roice, Grade 6
Healthy Options for Treating Heartburn (Acid Reflux): Natural vs. Synthetic Antacids
Advisor: Mrs. Sini Joseph
School: Altamont Elementary School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
Roaa A. Shaheen, Grade 8
What Is the Effect of Different MgSo4 Concentrations on Hydrogen and Oxygen Gas Production?
Advisor: Mr. Ravishanth Dev Anandhan
School: Sierra Madre Middle School, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
Jada Smith, Grade 7
Transesterification of Peanut Oil: Acid vs. Base Catalyst
Advisor: Mr. Clint Smith
School: Baechtel Grove Middle School, Willits, Mendocino County
J0630 — Fourth Place
Mandika N. Swartz, Grade 7
Is It Possible to Generate Electricity from Waste Water?
Advisor: Mrs. Hadeel Payne
School: Carden School of Fresno, Fresno, Fresno County
Nimai Talur, Grade 6
Faster Cleaner Composting: The Effect of Amylase on the Decomposition of Biodegradable Plastic
Advisor: Ms. Shannon Lum
School: Challenger School Berryessa, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0632 — Second Place
Pujita S. Tangirala, Grade 6
Got Antioxidants? Using Chemiluminescence to Study the Effect of Adding Milk or Sugar on the Antioxidant Level of Tea
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Mackewicz
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Ashley A. Teele, Grade 7
Inhibiting the Enzymatic Browning of Avocados
Advisor: Ms. Amy Swankhuizen
School: Bethany Elemantary School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
Berenice Vega, Grade 8
Reaction Rates: Does Temperature Affect the Iodine Clock Reaction?
Advisor: Mr. Scott Frank
School: Pioneer School, Deano, Kern County
Ryder J. Wittman, Grade 6
What Effect Does Temperature Have on the Rate of Reaction?
Advisor: Mrs. Angela Sheble
School: Christian Family Learning Center, Angels Camp, Calaveras County

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