CSSF Project Listings: 2009
Materials Science

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

J1501 — Honorable Mention
John H. Bell, III, Grade 7 portrait
Does the Surface Material that a Blood Spatter Lands on Affect Its Shape and Size?
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Buenaventura
School: Sierra Canyon Middle School, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County
Paulomi Bhattacharya, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Biotite Content and Ventilation on Radioactive Emissions from Granite
Advisor: Ms. Lorna Claerbout
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Andre Bourret, Grade 7 portrait
How the Temperature of a Magnet Affects Its Strength to Make "7 Inch Nails"
Advisor: Mr. Marco Chinchay
School: Chico Junior High School, Chico, Butte County
Alexis D. Camanga, Grade 6 portrait
Which Filling Materials in Sandbags Block Floodwaters the Best?
Advisor: Ms. Ann Duda
School: Nativity Catholic School, Torrance, Los Angeles County
Andrea M. Cerda, Grade 8 portrait
Does the Amount of Insulation Affect Inside Temperature?
Advisor: Mrs. Jewley Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Anakaren Chable, Grade 8 portrait
It's the Cement's Fault!
Advisor: Mr. Harry Post
School: Dartmouth Middle School, Hemet, Riverside County
Jeffrey D. Chen, Grade 6 portrait
Using Rubbing Alcohol to Cool Down a Car
Advisor: Mrs. Amy Talbot
School: St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah, Mendocino County
J1508 — First Place
Matthew P. Denton, Grade 8 portrait
Efficiency of a Carbon Filter
Advisor: Mrs. Deborah Trimble
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Laelia Z. Fitzgerald, Grade 8 portrait
Does Fire Retardant Work and Does Its Effectiveness Vary on Redwood, Pine, and Cedar?
Advisor: Mrs. Karen Madsen
School: Wangenheim Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1510 — Honorable Mention
R. McKay Giller, Grade 7 portrait
Frugal Firefighting
Advisor: Ms. Ann Duda
School: Nativity Catholic School, Torrance, Los Angeles County
Grant M. Harmon, Grade 8 portrait
Predicting the R50 of High Energy Electrons
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Eric A. Hauser, Grade 8 portrait
Clothing Material Matters
Advisor: Dr. Mark Hauser
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Will J. Hettel, Grade 8 portrait
Playing with Fire: Fabrics in Flames
Advisor: Mr. Robert Hettel
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
Tyler T. Jones, Grade 7 portrait
Samuel B. Recchio, Grade 7 portrait
Weak vs. Strong
Advisor: Mrs. Jamie Baker
School: St. Anthony's School, Fresno, Fresno County
J1515 — Second Place
Lucas R. Kirby, Grade 6 portrait
Turf vs. Grass: The Ultimate Comparison
Advisor: Ms. Giselle Miller
School: Crossroads School for Arts and Science, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
Julie M. Korsmeyer, Grade 6 portrait
Best Fake Blood
Advisor: Mr. Arion Espinoza
School: Abbott Middle School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
J1517 — Third Place
Joel L. Kosmatka, Grade 8 portrait
Planes, Panes, and Automobiles: Quantifying the Transmission of Ultraviolet Light
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Alexander R. Lay, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of Insulation Type on Temperature Drop inside Identical Boxes Placed in a Refrigerator
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Dummett
School: Union Hill School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Claryce N. Lazerson, Grade 7 portrait
Rosin vs. No Rosin: The Big Showdown
Advisor: Mrs. Becky Wilson
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Justin G. Lee, Grade 8 portrait
Water, Lawn, and Astroturf: How Do Ground Materials Transfer Solar Heat?
Advisor: Ms. Stephanie Wald
School: Ralston Middle School, Belmont, San Mateo County
Rachael M. Metzger, Grade 7 portrait
Metal Corrosion
Advisor: Mrs. Chystal Dalziel
School: Edison Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Erin M. Miller, Grade 6 portrait
Measuring Fruit/Veggie Batteries' Efficiency
Advisor: Ms. Treena Joi
School: Corte Madera Middle School, Portola Valley, San Mateo County
Elexis S. Padron, Grade 8 portrait
Investigating the Heat Resistance Level of Different Types of Countertop Materials
Advisor: Mrs. Kristen Hager
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1524 — Honorable Mention
Sumana Rallapalli, Grade 8 portrait
Tribo-Light AM: Continuous Triboluminescence and Radio Emission from a Safe, Portable, Low-Cost Generator
Advisor: Mrs. Debi Mintz
School: Pleasanton Middle School, Pleasanton, Alameda County
Janel S. Self, Grade 8 portrait
Stop the Noise
Advisor: Mrs. Peggy Greenfield
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1526 — Fourth Place
Julia R. Solazzo, Grade 8 portrait
Should Your Basketball Be Green?
Advisor: Mr. Art House
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
J1527 — Honorable Mention
Sierra A. Stingl, Grade 8 portrait
Algae Fuel to the Rescue!
Advisor: Mr. Matt Inman
School: Ojai Valley School, Ojai, Ventura County
Isaac Y. Trotta, Grade 7 portrait
Strength of Earth for Earthbag Construction
Advisor: Ms. Debbie Culley
School: Santa Fe Christian Community School, Solana Beach, San Diego County

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