CSSF Project Listings: 2016

Junior Division

Athena M. Bell, Grade 8
Hummingbirds and Their Feeding Habits
Advisor: Mrs. Bonita Hamilton
School: Bridges Charter School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Alessio C. Bernardi, Grade 8
Monkeyface Prickleback Reaction to Predators
Advisor: Mr. John Wright
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Jennifer M. Cresap, Grade 7
Planaria: The Race to Regenerate
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Makena M. Crimaldi, Grade 7
Shark Stopper: The Use of Samarium and Magnesium to Prevent Shark Attacks
Advisor: Ms. Debbie Culley
School: Santa Fe Christian Community School, Solana Beach, San Diego County
Kaitlin A. Dean, Grade 7
Stop and Smell the Roses: How Choosy Are Insects about Scent?
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Bridger
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Mason S. Dougherty, Grade 6
The Effects of Various Dietary Supplements on the Longevity of Drosophila melanogaster
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Bridger
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J2207 — Third Place
David S. Gao, Grade 7
Drosophila melanogaster Addiction to Sugar
Advisor: Miss Cynthia Wong
School: Huntington Henry E. Middle School, San Marino, Los Angeles County
J2208 — Honorable Mention
Benjamin J. Hewitt, Grade 8
Indications of Laterality in Bipedal Dinosaurs Using Gait Analysis from Dinosaur Trackways
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Celeste N. McDougal, Grade 8
Changes in Arthropod Biodiversity: A Behavioral Study
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Elise S. Miller, Grade 7
Worms Can Survive a Drought. Can You?
Advisor: Mrs. Wendy Karnes
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Lily C. Oglesby, Grade 7
How Does Variation in Water Salinity Affect the Survival Rate of Mosquito Larvae?
Advisor: Mrs. Tracy Lawrence
School: Riverside STEM Academy, Riverside, Riverside County
Haylee A. Perryman, Grade 7
Nitrates: A Study of Fish Growth
Advisor: Mr. Bill Perryman
School: Aromas Elementary School, Aromas, San Benito County
J2213 — Fourth Place
Joshua Risk, Grade 6
Modeling Stem Cell Growth in a Reclaimed Water Environment Using Girardia tigrina (Planaria Flatworm)
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Desert Ridge Academy, Indio, Riverside County
Ryan J. Scott, Grade 6
The Chicken and the Egg: Solar Lights in Chicken Coops Can Double Food Supply for Families in Third World Countries
Advisor: Ms. Megan Pfau
School: Friendly Hills Elementary, Joshua Tree, San Bernardino County
Andrew R. Sloniger, Grade 8
Cyrus M. Snyder, Grade 8
Nature vs. Tech
Advisor: Dr. Felix Lapuz, Ms. Elizabeth Conrad
School: McPherson Magnet School, Orange, Orange County
J2216 — First Place
Bella L. Slosberg, Grade 7
Mealworm Madness: Are Mealworms Able to Ingest and Digest Polystyrenes Safely?
Advisor: Mr. Matt Inman
School: Ojai Valley School, Ojai, Ventura County
J2217 — Honorable Mention
Harsha V. Thangavijayan, Grade 8
Can Light Control Heart Rate?
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Conklin
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
J2218 — Honorable Mention
Eva M. Weller, Grade 7
The Effects of Disc Golf on Plethodontidae Salamanders
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J2299 — Second Place
Alexandra P. Orczyk, Grade 7
Investigating Impacts of Human Intrusion on Lottia gigantea Populations
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County

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