CSSF Category Awards: 2014
Physics & Astronomy

Junior Division


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J1829 — First Place
Zoe Zawol, Grade 8
Is the Cosmic Ray Flux Greater at Higher Altitudes Than at Lower Altitudes?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Sierra Madre Middle School, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
J1809 — Second Place
Michele L. Eggleston, Grade 8
See the Light! An Inexpensive Cellphone Spectrophotometer for the Classroom
Advisor: Mr. Steve Antti
School: Mt. Everest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
J1822 — Third Place
Edward Ross, Grade 7
Balloon Acoustics: Why Do Balloons Make a Loud Noise When They Pop?
Advisor: Dr. James Ross
School: Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
J1806 — Fourth Place
Daniela T. Castleberg, Grade 8
Testing the Habitability of Exoplanets
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Garza
School: Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J1801 — Honorable Mention
Thea Adumitroaie, Grade 7
Diamagnetic Levitation of Pyrolytic Graphite and Young Humans (Could We?)
Advisor: Ms. Susan Allingham
School: Canyon Hills Junior High School, Chino Hills, San Bernardino County
J1807 — Honorable Mention
Tian Chen, Grade 8
Anna Tsai, Grade 8
Ore Ziskind, Grade 8
The Thermodynamic Freezing Paradox of the Mpemba Effect
Advisor: Ms. Christina DeGregorio
School: Terman Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
J1816 — Honorable Mention
Gabriel Keith, Grade 7
Eddy Current
Advisor: Mrs. Christine Erskine
School: Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
J1823 — Honorable Mention
Ilana S. Shapiro, Grade 8
Gravity and the Torsion Balance
Advisor: Dr. Philip Lubin
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County

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