CSSF Project Listings: 2009
Physics & Astronomy

Junior Division

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Darby L. Adler, Grade 6 portrait
Chill Out
Advisor: Ms. Angela Rasmussen
School: Independence Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Emily L. Aiken, Grade 6 portrait
Testing Gas Laws
Advisor: Dr. Alex Aiken
School: Terman Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
J1903 — Fourth Place
Claire V. Appelmans, Grade 8 portrait
Seeing Through the Haze: What Light Penetrates Wildfire Smoke?
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Jamie M. Bizzini, Grade 6 portrait
Evaporation Sensation
Advisor: Mrs. Andria Bloom
School: El Tejon Middle School, Lebec, Kern County
Nicolle D. Carbon, Grade 7 portrait
Ruben's Tube
Advisor: Ms. Ann Duda
School: Nativity Catholic School, Torrance, Los Angeles County
Forrest D. Csulak, Grade 8 portrait
The Metal Meltdown: Using Metal's Thermal Conductivity to Melt Ice Cubes
Advisor: Mrs. Andria Bloom
School: El Tejon Middle School, Lebec, Kern County
J1907 — Honorable Mention
Clarke J. Esmerian, Grade 8 portrait
Across the Universe
Advisor: Ms. Natalie Ijames
School: Newcastle Elementary School, Newcastle, Placer County
Sydney L. Flak, Grade 8 portrait
Freeze Frame
Advisor: Mrs. Deborah Trimble
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Spencer G. Ford, Grade 7 portrait
Are There More Cosmic Rays at Higher Altitudes?
Advisor: Dr. Lynne Shevinsky
School: Rio Seco Elementary School, Santee, San Diego County
Courtney N. Friesen, Grade 7 portrait
Does Horizontal Speed Help Your Vertical Jump in High Jump?
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
Tai Li Harrill, Grade 6 portrait
Which Diameter String Has the Purest Tone?
Advisor: Mrs. Karen Salazar
School: Rio Del Mar Elemetary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County
David Koh, Grade 8 portrait
A New Perspective with a Digital Pinhole
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Brandon T. Nguyen, Grade 7 portrait
Sink or Float: Effect of Salinity on Fluid Density and Buoyancy
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
J1914 — Second Place
Steven H. Park, Grade 6 portrait
Proving Universal Gravitation by Warping Space-Time
Advisor: Mr. Mark Pashky
School: Heritage (The) School, Phelan, San Bernardino County
She'ifa Z. Punla-Green, Grade 8 portrait
The Mathematics of Sympathetic Vibrations
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Lovelace
School: Big Lagoon Elementary School, Trinidad, Humboldt County
Effie A. Striem, Grade 8 portrait
Glassic Music
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Freedom Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1917 — First Place
Stewart H. Wirick, Grade 8 portrait
Will a Guitar String Vibrate Forever in the Vacuum of Space?
Advisor: Mrs. Patricia Wundrow
School: Grauer School, The, Encinitas, San Diego County
J1918 — Third Place
Cynthia L. Yin, Grade 7 portrait
How Do Varying Amplitudes, Weights, and Lengths Affect the Period of Motion of a Pendulum?
Advisor: Ms. Denise Agapoff
School: Colina Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

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