CSSF Project Listings: 2008
Materials Science

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Parker R. Amstutz, Grade 6 portrait
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Bethany Christian School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Shreve M. Archer, IV, Grade 8 portrait
Does a Go-kart Have a Faster Lap Time with Hard Compound Tires, or Soft Compound Tires?
Advisor: Mr. Bud Smith
School: All Saints' Episcopal Day School, Carmel, Monterey County
J1203 — Fourth Place
Joshua M. Arreola, Grade 8 portrait
Let's Heat Things Up! Making the Most Efficient Solar Hot Water Panel
Advisor: Mrs. Andria Bloom
School: El Tejon Middle School, Lebec, Kern County
Jaimie J. Aurelio, Grade 8 portrait
Out of the Three Materials, Fiber Glass, Rock Wool, or Insulation Foam, Which Works as the Best Housing Insulator?
Advisor: Ms. Karen Madsen
School: Wangenheim Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Caitlin R. Bransby, Grade 7 portrait
Whether the Weather Is Hot, Whether the Weather Is Cold
Advisor: Mrs. Dana Villicano
School: Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Andrea M. Cerda, Grade 7 portrait
Does the Color of Your House Affect the Temperature Inside?
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Claire M. Christensen, Grade 7 portrait
Alexis W. DeFendis, Grade 7 portrait
Hanging by a Thread; Which Fabric Can Withstand the Most Tension?
Advisor: Mrs. Jamie Baker
School: St. Anthony's School, Fresno, Fresno County
Claire M. Clifford, Grade 7 portrait
Which Travel Mug Insulates Best?
Advisor: Mr. David Higginbotham
School: Tierra Linda Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Bridget G. Connolly, Grade 7 portrait
Kelly F. Eaton, Grade 7 portrait
Alyssa L. Sheen, Grade 7 portrait
Hot Hot Baby: The Flammability of Dye in Baby Clothes
Advisor: Mrs. Lissa Gilmore
School: Jefferson School, Tracy, San Joaquin County
Jerrica N. Cox, Grade 7 portrait
Which Form of Insulation Preserves Thermal Energy?
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Forrest D. Csulak, Grade 7 portrait
Edison's Bright Idea: Which Filament Produces Visible Light for the Longest Amount of Time?
Advisor: Mrs. Andria Bloom
School: El Tejon Middle School, Lebec, Kern County
Jonathan J. Davidson, Grade 8 portrait
Conductive Resins
Advisor: Mr. Mitch White
School: Day Creek Intermediate School, Etiwanda, San Bernardino County
Sage J. Fanucchi, Grade 7 portrait
Burn Baby Burn and I Don't Mean a Disco Inferno: How Does Density Affect the Combustion Rate of Wood?
Advisor: Mr. Steve Fry
School: Whale Gulch School, Whitethorn, Mendocino County
Stephanie Garcia, Grade 6 portrait
Aria C. McCamant Berlin, Grade 6 portrait
Brenda Quezada, Grade 6 portrait
Cold to Caliente: A Study of Materials' Ability to Absorb and Retain Heat
Advisor: Mr. Adam Springwater
School: Anderson Valley Elementary, Boonville, Mendocino County
Grant M. Harmon, Grade 7 portrait
Non-toxic Protection from Ionizing Radiation Produced by a Linear Accelerator
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Sean A. Horwitz, Grade 7 portrait
How Is the Rate of Escape of Helium Molecules through a Semi-permeable Membrane Affected by Varying the Temperature?
Advisor: Ms. Maryanne Roger
School: Notre Dame Elementary School, Belmont, San Mateo County
Eric T. Jager, Grade 8 portrait
What Burns Faster and Why? Cotton or a Cotton/Polyester Blend?
Advisor: Dr. Lynne Shevinsky
School: Rio Seco Elementary School, Santee, San Diego County
Skye-Marie M. Jensen, Grade 6 portrait
Why Are Polyurethane and Expanded Polystyrene Preferred over Other Types of Foams for Surfboard Cores?
Advisor: Mr. Tod Spedding
School: International School of Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County
Adam Kaplan, Grade 8 portrait
Corrosion Corrupts
Advisor: Mr. Troy Labnow
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Jacob M. Kohlhepp, Grade 8 portrait
Crystal Energy: Harnessing the Power of Piezoelectricity
Advisor: Mrs. Cynthia Vodraska
School: Sequoia Middle School, Newbury Park, Ventura County
J1221 — Third Place
Ayako C. Kuki, Grade 8 portrait
How Full Is Full Spectrum?
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J1222 — First Place
Bolun Liu, Grade 8 portrait
The Hysteresis Curve of a Compressible Fluid
Advisor: Dr. John C. Howe
School: Hopkins (William) Junior High School, Fremont, Alameda County
Max C. Lutton, Grade 6 portrait
Is Green Insulation More Effective than Pink in Maintaining Home Temperatures?
Advisor: Mr. Bryan Souza
School: Fugman (James S.) Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County
Anna H. Machuga, Grade 7 portrait
Acid Rain: Our Monuments Feel the Pain
Advisor: Ms. Mimi Wentz
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
Courtney N. Melanson, Grade 8 portrait
Keeping the Finish!
Advisor: Ms. Helen Toma
School: Harritt (Chet F.) Elementary School, Santee, San Diego County
Daniel C. Minter, Grade 6 portrait
Wingardium Leviosa: The Effect of Temperature on Magnetic Repulsion
Advisor: Mrs. Tina Williford
School: Westfield School, Porterville, Tulare County
Jacob R. Moe, Grade 6 portrait
Seal the Deal
Advisor: Mrs. Brenda Kirby
School: Rio Bravo-Greeley School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Madalyn A.F. Morris, Grade 8 portrait
Sizzling Hot Sunscreen 2: Waterproof Spoof
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
Tyler G. Myers, Grade 6 portrait
Linear Acceleration
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Cantrell
School: Branch (Irving L.) Elementary, Edwards, Kern County
Dylan C. Ochoa, Grade 7 portrait
It's Getting Cold
Advisor: Ms. Sara McIntyre
School: Crossroads School for Arts and Science, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
Michael M. Pilegard, Grade 6 portrait
Which Dog Food Is Digested Better?
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Pilegard
School: Central Valley Home School, Kingsburg, Fresno County
Brian W. Pinner, Grade 8 portrait
Magnets: Hot or Cold?
Advisor: Ms. Laura Wilson
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Kes Rushing, Grade 7 portrait
Effects of Temperature on Magnets
Advisor: Mr. William Dolyniuk
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
Laurine J. Shahmirian, Grade 8 portrait
Do Metallic Medical Implants Corrode in the Human Body?
Advisor: Mrs. Margie Chespak
School: Chaminade Preparatory Middle School, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County
Harold F. Smith, Grade 7 portrait
An External Magnetic Field Temporarily Changes the Conductivity of a Ferrofluid: A Novel Effect
Advisor: Ms. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Alec G. Swager, Grade 8 portrait
Putting to Test Different Materials Designed to Reduce Heat Transfer
Advisor: Mrs. Carol Turpin
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Anne B. Tobias, Grade 7 portrait
Some Like It Hot! An Energy Independent Slow Cooker
Advisor: Mr. Luciano Medeiros
School: Tres Pinos Union Elementary School, Hollister, San Benito County
Jamie T. Vigil, Grade 8 portrait
Color vs. Temperature
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Dwyer
School: Sacred Heart School, Ventura, Ventura County
J1239 — Second Place
Claire A. West, Grade 8 portrait
Torsional Fracture Strength Tests of Sulfur Concrete
Advisor: Ms. Cynthia Rogers
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County

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