CSSF Project Listings: 2017
Physics & Astronomy

Junior Division

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J1801
Kira F. Anderson, Grade 6
Super Boats: How to Make Non Floating Solids Float
Advisor: Mrs. Pam Brusic
School: Davis Magnet School, Costa Mesa, Orange County
J1802
Darren I. Apostol, Grade 8
Does Altitude Affect the Amount of Background Radiation?
Advisor: Mr. Jim Lundstrom
School: Hale (George Ellery) Middle School, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County
J1803
Madisen F. Berube, Grade 8
The Effect of Mass and Revolutions on a Slingatron Projectile's Velocity
Advisor: Ms. Jessie Hobba
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J1804
Holly E. Carter, Grade 6
How Do the Sound Properties of a Glass Goblet Depend on the Amount of Liquid?
Advisor: Dr. Paul Carter
School: Sierra Madre Middle School, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
J1805 — Third Place
Corina Dunn, Grade 8
The Effects of Temperature and Material on the Speed of Sound in a Gas
Advisor: Mr. Rob Greene
School: Westridge School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J1806
Jad Farhat, Grade 6
How Does Density Affect Buoyancy?
Advisor: Mr. Sabah Sobh
School: Minaret Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
J1807
Trevor U. Hurvitz, Grade 8
Fighting Fire with Sound
Advisor: Ms. Sarah Avers
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J1808 — Second Place
Georgia G. Hutchinson, Grade 6
Linus C. Upson, Grade 6
Material Density and Charged Particle Occurrence in a Cloud Chamber
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Parker
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
J1809
Michael R. Julian, Grade 7
Magnetic Levitation vs. Gravity
Advisor: Dr. Giovanna Oriti
School: San Carlos Elementary School, Monterey, Monterey County
J1810
Mike S. Kostolansky, Grade 7
Separating Dyes Using Gel Electrophoresis
Advisor: Mrs. Natalie Deininger
School: St. Perpetua School, Lafayette, Contra Costa County
J1811 — Honorable Mention
Rachel D. Lin, Grade 8
Determining Speed of Light in Corn Syrup Solutions
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J1812
Ellorie Mariano, Grade 7
How Does Color Affect Heating by Absorption of Light?
Advisor: Mrs. Lynne Vannice
School: Corona Fundamental Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
J1813
Arsh Muhib, Grade 6
Building a 360 Degree Periscope
Advisor: Mr. Abrar Muhib
School: Wicklund Elementary School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
J1814
Thomas A. Radujko, Grade 8
Can Light Curves Determine the Outcome of a Supernova?
Advisor: Ms. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J1815
Eliah R. Reeves, Grade 7
How Strong Is Gravity Really?
Advisor: Ms. Susan Bertram
School: Mitchell (W.E.) Middle School, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County
J1816
Alice Romano, Grade 8
Measuring Earth's Properties
Advisor: Ms. Karen McKenzie
School: San Carlos Elementary School, Monterey, Monterey County
J1817
Micaela A. Roth, Grade 6
The Physics of a Marble Run
Advisor: Dr. James Li
School: Jefferson(Thomas)Academy of Arts and Science, Aliso Viejo, Orange County
J1818 — Fourth Place
Vivian B. Tien, Grade 7
Salt Content and Buoyancy
Advisor: Mrs. Afsaneh Miller
School: Fairmont Private - North Tustin Campus, North Tustin, Orange County
J1819
Josephine A. Tsai, Grade 7
How Does Bow Tension Affect the Sound Produced by a Violin?
Advisor: Ms. JJ Newman
School: Chandler School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J1820
Noelle K. Turko, Grade 8
How Does the Temperature Affect the Speed of Nylon String Guitar Waves?
Advisor: Mrs. Carrie Smith
School: The Healdsburg School, Healdsburg, Sonoma County
J1821
Yusuf A. Usman, Grade 8
How To: Breaking the Fire Barrier
Advisor: Mrs. Najwan Nassereldin
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
J1822
Herbert Roger C. Vega, Grade 8
Extinguishing Fire Using Sound
Advisor: Mr. Nathan Godwin
School: Baca (Joe) Middle School, Bloomington, San Bernardino County
J1823 — First Place
Vivek Vijayakumar, Grade 8
A Comparison of the Morphology, Mass, and the Expansion Velocities of Planetary Nebulae
Advisor: Mrs. Jami Phillips
School: San Elijo Middle School, San Marcos, San Diego County
J1824 — Honorable Mention
Chunyi Zhou, Grade 6
Substrate-Liquid Wettability
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Van Vohis
School: Cypress Village Elementary, Irvine, Orange County


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