CSSF Project Listings: 2014
Physics & Astronomy

Junior Division

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J1801
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
J1802
Celeste N. Amaya, Grade 8
Ashley L. Galvez, Grade 8
Project Pendulum
Advisor: Mrs. Juana Salazar
School: Incarnation Parish School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
J1803
Ayisha M. Aziz, Grade 8
Temperature Effect on Magnets and Electromagnets
Advisor: Ms. Najwan Naserelddin
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
J1804
Kate J. Ba, Grade 8
Snapping Depth
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J1805
Aidan L. Brem, Grade 7
Testing the Accuracy of a Homemade Magnetometer in Tracking Solar Flares
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J1806
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
J1807
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
J1808
Kassandra A. Cornejo, Grade 8
Speed of Light
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: California City Middle School, California City, Kern County
J1809
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
J1810
Adishree Ghatare, Grade 6
What Is the Effect of Reflecting Angle and Type of Reflector on the Efficiency of a Solar Cooker?
Advisor: Mrs. Bonny Basu
School: Challenger School - Shawnee, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1811
Jennifer A. Gomberg, Grade 8
Does the Height and Weight of an Ice Skater Affect the Speed of His/Her Spin?
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1812
Marina K. Grimmett, Grade 8
Sound Penetration into Rough Water
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1813
Sophia L. Hodson, Grade 7
Physics and Figure Skating
Advisor: Mr. Rob Kashima
School: Sea Crest School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
J1814
Alexander K. Ida, Grade 7
Can the Forces of Firearm Recoil Cause Brain Injury?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
J1815
Thomas M. Karpishin, Grade 7
Laser Vibes: Design of a Laser-Based Vibration Sensor
Advisor: Mr. Anthony Delsener
School: Abbott Middle School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
J1816
Gabriel Keith, Grade 7
Eddy Current
Advisor: Mrs. Christine Erskine
School: Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
J1817
Yuval Lifshitz, Grade 8
What Affects the Motion of a Pendulum?
Advisor: Ms. Mirna Rivera
School: Blair International Baccalaureate School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J1818
Shobhan Mangla, Grade 6
Stealthy Shapes
Advisor: Mr. Lindon Richards
School: Milpitas Christian School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1819
Laura H. McGann, Grade 8
Good Vibrations
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Shimshock
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J1820
Brian M. Ng, Grade 7
The Effect of Temperature on the Strength of Nitinol Spring
Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Takemoto
School: Stratford Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1821
Kyle A. Rosecrans, Grade 6
Secrets of Shooting Success
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Shimshock
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J1822
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
J1823
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
J1824
Gurveer Singh, Grade 8
The Analysis of Pollution Using Underwater Acoustic Networks
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
J1825
Nicole M.L. Stokowski, Grade 8
Flute Physics
Advisor: Ms. Valerie Vandermeer
School: Mira Vista School, Richmond, Contra Costa County
J1826
Megan T. Tang, Grade 8
Effects of String Properties on the Likelihood of Knotting
Advisor: Mrs. Kande Williston
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
J1827
Kyle E. Worcester-Moore, Grade 8
Is Magnetism Conserved?
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Fernandez
School: International School of Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County
J1828
Belal Zahran, Grade 6
Energy Levels in Different Light Colors
Advisor: Miss Amira Abdelaal
School: New Horizon Elementary School, Irvine, Irvine, Orange County
J1829
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
J1830
Bronson C. Zell, Grade 8
True Perpetual Motion Machines: Lessons Not Learned from The Laws of Physics
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Millikan Middle School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County


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