CSSF Category Awards: 2015
Physics & Astronomy

Junior Division


Awards Ceremony photo to come

J1713 — First Place
Kate E. Jackson, Grade 6
Demonstrating Doppler: Determining the Speed of an Object with Sound
Advisor: Ms. Linh Pham
School: Old Orchard School, Campbell, Santa Clara County
J1712 — Second Place
Neil T. Hoffmann, Grade 8
The Tarzan Problem: What Is the Best Angle to Jump Off a Swinging Object to Maximize Distance?
Advisor: Ms. Lindsay Martin
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J1728 — Third Place
Zachary T. Smay, Grade 6
Roller Coaster: From What Height Must One Release a Ball in Order for It to Complete a Loop?
Advisor: Mrs. Beth Grove
School: Foothill Ranch Elementary School, Foothill Ranch, Orange County
J1729 — Fourth Place
Evan G. Vail, Grade 8
The Groovy Gratings Experiment: Using Diffraction Patterns to Measure Data Track Spacing on CDs and DVDs
Advisor: Mr. Guy Vail
School: St. Joseph Elementary, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
J1703 — Honorable Mention
Chloe Brandon, Grade 6
What Is the Effect of Color on Solar Water Heating?
Advisor: Mr. Ravi Dev
School: Sierra Madre Middle School, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
J1711 — Honorable Mention
Anshul Gupta, Grade 6
The Gauss Gun
Advisor: Mr. Brian Cady
School: Brywood Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
J1715 — Honorable Mention
Ashwin Kumar, Grade 8
The Relationship between a Projectile's Kinetic Energy and the Crater's Diameter
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1719 — Honorable Mention
Kiel A. Messinger, Grade 6
How Does the Distribution of Weight Affect the Speed of a Toy Car on a Downhill Slope?
Advisor: Mrs. Victoria Anthony
School: Westpark Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
J1720 — Honorable Mention
Grady P. Morrissey, Grade 7
How Does the Shape of a Telescope's Mirror Affect the Size of Image Produced?
Advisor: Ms. Laura Kaufman
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
J1726 — Honorable Mention
Vineet A. Ranade, Grade 6
The Sweet Spot
Advisor: Mr. Martin Wiedemann
School: Stratford Middle School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County

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