CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Earth Sciences/ Planetary Sciences/ Physical Environments
Junior Division

Aguilar, Sara M., Grade 8
What Kind of Mixture of Sand and Soil Does Rainwater Most Carry Away?
Advisor: Mrs. Jelica Campos
School: St. Bonaventure Catholic School, Huntington Beach, Orange County

Aryanpur, Rameen, Grade 6
Tsunamis 2
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County

Bennett, Michelle N., Grade 8
Earth, Wind, and Water
Advisor: Ms. Cheryl Lomen
School: Los Cerritos Intermediate School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

Contreras, Valerie, Grade 7
Torres, Mayra, Grade 7
Which Stalactite Grows Better?
Advisor: Mr. Larry Frankhauser
School: Haven Drive Middle School, Arvin, Kern County

Currey, Kevin T., Grade 8
Too Bright at Night? Building a Dark Sky Meter to Measure Light Pollution Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Ralph Ford
School: Manhattan Beach Middle School, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County

Dickerson, Joseph S., Grade 7
Troubled Water: The Effects of Urban Development on San Tomas Aquinas Creek
Advisor: Ms. Bettye Ruff
School: St. Mary's Elementary School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County

Fee, Jade A., Grade 6
Sedlock, Lisa, Grade 6
Moon Phases and Tides Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Cynthia Przybyla
School: Valley Springs Elementary School, Valley Springs, Calaveras County

J0508 Category Award: First Place
Feinberg, Rebecca M., Grade 8
George, Rita M., Grade 8
Hass, Stephanie A., Grade 8
Surf's Up Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Sara Ford
School: Manhattan Beach Intermediate, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County

Franks, Andrew R., Grade 7
Copper in Santa Cruz Harbor Sediments: Toxic or Tolerable? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Darrell Steely
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County

J0510 Category Award: Honorable Mention
Girard, Ian R., Grade 6
Magnetic Rainbow
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County

Grover-Silva, Etta L., Grade 7
The Electrical Conductivity of Soils
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County

Hartfeld, Spencer O., Grade 8
The Earth's Magnetic Pulses Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County

J0513 Category Award: Second Place
Karlquist, Casey L., Grade 7
S.O.S. Save Our Sea... The Sea Quel
Advisor: Mr. Calvin Sarver
School: La Quinta Middle School, La Quinta, Riverside County

Kelsey, Emma C., Grade 7
Big Lagoon: Salinity vs. Time
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County

Kendrick, Joshua R., Grade 8
Solar Distillation Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Wendy McKeown
School: Atascadero Junior High School, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County

Kennedy, Rachel, Grade 7
Mud or Flood
Advisor: Mr. Jerry Trenter
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County

Levesque, Leo W., II, Grade 8
Lusk, Michael W., Grade 8
How Do Different Foundations Stand Up to Earthquakes?
Advisor: Mr. Steven Duerr
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Medeiros, Kevin A., Grade 6
What's In Your Water?
Advisor: Mr. Demetri Stamm
School: San Juan Elementary School, San Juan Bautista, San Benito County

Merlo, Preston M., Grade 8
How Effective Is Gravity on the Germination Rate of Plants on Earth and Mars?
Advisor: Mr. Edward Case
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County

Mills, Hannah M., Grade 6
It's All Downhill from Here: A Brief Exploration of the Effect of Slope Angle on the Erosion of Soil Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Bob Biegert
School: Spring Hill Advanced Elementary School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County

J0521 Category Award: Third Place
Nikkel, Craig J., Grade 7
Sibling Rivalry: El Nino vs. La Nina
Advisor: Mr. Robert Macaulay
School: Rio Bravo-Greeley School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Nilsen, Brit A., Grade 8
How Two San Mateo Beaches Change from Fall to Winter
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Nielsen
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County

Pertsch, Nathan J., Grade 6
Advisor: Ms. Lisa Woods
School: St. Matthew's Episcopal School, San Mateo, San Mateo County

Rico, Elise M., Grade 6
Effects of Various Soil Amendments in Changing the Percolation Rate of Toxic Chemicals
Advisor: Mr. Brad Huebert
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County

Sheehan, Susanna K., Grade 6
Use of Plants to Control Erosion on Slopes
Advisor: Ms. Fred Beerstein
School: Reed (Walter) Middle School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County

Stolp, Dustin O., Grade 7
What Is the Source of the Minerals Found at an Archeological Site?
Advisor: Mr. James Edwards
School: Sonora Elementary School, Sonora, Tuolumne County

Tripathi, Anjali, Grade 8
Ring Around the Aerial Stereo Photographs: A Project on Paleoseismology Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Louis Garcia
School: Viewpoint School, Calabasas, Los Angeles County

Wong, Melinda C., Grade 7
What Kind of Building Material Is Damaged the Most by Vinegar (Acid Rain)?
Advisor: Mr. Brad Hughes
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County

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