CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Physics & Astronomy

Junior Division

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Matthew G. Arnall, Grade 8 portrait
Applying Wave Refraction Principles including Snell's Law to Differentiate Unknown Materials
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Selmeczy
School: St. Monica Academy, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Colin D. Aziz, Grade 8 portrait
The Violin Sound Post
Advisor: Mr. James Wimmer
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J1803 — Fourth Place
Nastassja V. Carusetta, Grade 8 portrait
Boyling Down: The Effects of Pressure on Air
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Chester H. Charlton, Grade 8 portrait
The Dissipation of Magnetic Force through Steel Bars
Advisor: Ms. Jenny Jaeger
School: Spring Hill Advanced Elementary School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Samuel T. Crossman, Grade 6 portrait
The Ups and Downs of Elevator Science
Advisor: Mr. Paul Luperini
School: Bayside Middle School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
J1806 — First Place
Shashank Dholakia, Grade 7 portrait
Shishir Dholakia, Grade 7 portrait
The Sky Is No Limit: A Photometric Comparison of the Variable Stars Beta Lyrae and Delta Cephei
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Fohner
School: Peterson (Marion A.) Middle School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Jesse T. Feinstein, Grade 8 portrait
All Fuels Are Not Created Equal
Advisor: Dr. Eric McFarland
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Ethan T. Gomer, Grade 8 portrait
Marvelous Magnetics: Do Opposites Always Attract?
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
J1809 — Second Place
Michael L. Hand, Grade 7 portrait
Heat Transfer in an Incandescent Lamp: An Investigation by Computer-Controlled Experiment
Advisor: Mr. Lawrence Hand
School: English (C.T.) Middle School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
Mason B. Harris, Grade 6 portrait
Thermal Conductivity
Advisor: Mr. Alan Newlove
School: Valley Oak Elementary, Fresno, Fresno County
J1811 — Honorable Mention
Holly M. Jackson, Grade 6 portrait
Super Sound Science
Advisor: Ms. Sue Greathouse
School: Old Orchard School, Campbell, Santa Clara County
Michelle A. Karpishin, Grade 8 portrait
Hiding In "Plane" Sight: Minimizing Radar Reflection
Advisor: Mr. Anthony Delsener
School: Abbott Middle School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
J1813 — Honorable Mention
Benjamin Lee, Grade 7 portrait
Repulsive Fruits
Advisor: Miss Susan Sherman
School: Chinese American International School, San Francisco, San Francisco County
Julianna L. Morton, Grade 7 portrait
Heat Wave: How Colors Affect the Absorption of Light Energy
Advisor: Mrs. Tara Douhan
School: St. Francis Parish School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Wyatt B. Myers, Grade 8 portrait
Does the Position of the Center of Mass Affect the g-Forces of an Object?
Advisor: Mrs. Kayee Conrad
School: McPherson Magnet School, Orange, Orange County
Bryan T. Nguyen, Grade 7 portrait
An Original Calorimetric Experiment to Measure the Thermodynamic Properties of a Hot Pack Solution
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Andee L. Poole, Grade 6 portrait
Is the Lung Capacity of a Healthy Adult or the Lung Cap of an Adult w/ Lung Cancer Affected More by the Increase of Elev
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Patrick L. Prestridge, Grade 8 portrait
Changing the Speed of Light
Advisor: Mr. Matt Inman
School: Ojai Valley School, Ojai, Ventura County
Alec M. Roberts, Grade 6 portrait
Super Cooling and Snap Freezing
Advisor: Ms. Cathy Grimes
School: Phoenix Ranch School, Simi Valley, Ventura County
Madison E. Rodriguez, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Weight and Shape on Buoyancy
Advisor: Mrs. Shannon Harris
School: Jefferson (Thomas) Middle School, Wasco, Kern County
J1821 — Honorable Mention
Dhiren Suryadevara, Grade 8 portrait
Refraction Action
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
J1822 — Third Place
Kentaro Tanaka, Grade 8 portrait
Yuji N. Tanaka, Grade 6 portrait
Maximizing the Effects of Radiative Cooling for Use in a Non-Electric Refrigerator
Advisor: Ms. Amanda Ehly
School: Magnolia Science Academy of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Lance E. Torno, Grade 6 portrait
Advisor: Mrs. Deborah Trimble
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Bronwyn K. Wedig, Grade 7 portrait
Temperatures and Surface Tension
Advisor: Ms. Carolyn Sorge
School: First Lutheran Christian Elementary School, Torrance, Los Angeles County
Amy J. Zhao, Grade 7 portrait
How Does the Length of the Pendulum, Mass of the Bob, and Amplitude Affect the Period of the Pendulum?
Advisor: Mr. Patrick Croner
School: Venado Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Katie A. McAllister, Grade 8 portrait
Blood Drops: Speed and Angles
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Sierra C. Hedstrom, Grade 6 portrait
Drop It! How the Height a Blood Drop Falls, and the Surface It Lands On, Affects a Bloodstain
Advisor: Mrs. Dobson Fletcher
School: Jenny Lind Elementary, Valley Springs, Calaveras County

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