CSSF Project Listings: 2009
Product Science (Physical)

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Meagan A. Armenta, Grade 7 portrait
Catchers Are Protected Behind Home Plate... or Are They?
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Reed
School: Nazareth School, San Diego, San Diego County
Armen S. Arslanian, Grade 8 portrait
Birch Hardwood vs. Particle Board/MDF?
Advisor: Mrs. Lina Arslanian
School: Merdinian (C&E) Armenian Evangelical School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
Shreya Banerjee, Grade 6 portrait
Beware of Saturated Fats
Advisor: Dr. Supratim Banerjee
School: Reagan (Ronald) Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J2204 — First Place
Samantha Jean Beckett, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Light Bulb Type on Energy Consumption, Brightness of Light Emitted, Heat Output, and Operational Cost
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Dummett
School: Union Hill School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Jessica T. Brennan, Grade 7 portrait
UV Protective vs. Ordinary Fabrics: Effectiveness Before and After Washing
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Sebastian D. Carrasco, Grade 7 portrait
A Sticky Issue: A Comparison between Different Rosins and Volume Produced
Advisor: Mr. Norman Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Jonathan T. Chaney, Grade 8 portrait
Compact Fluorescent Lights vs. Incandescent Lights
Advisor: Mrs. Pat Garske
School: Good Shepherd Catholic School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Steven L. Delcarson, Grade 6 portrait
The Best Insulation
Advisor: Ms. Astrid Reichelt
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J2209 — Fourth Place
Lily Denesha, Grade 7 portrait
It's Shocking!
Advisor: Mr. Paul King
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Matthew J. Descala, Grade 8 portrait
Ricky A. Mattus, Grade 8 portrait
Guitar Comparisons: Are the More Expensive Guitars Rreally Better than the Less Expensive Guitars?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>, Ms. Robin Lise-Nielsen
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Rachel B. Dobrin, Grade 7 portrait
Can You Discern How Much Your Skin Burns?
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
Erynne A. Estoesta, Grade 6 portrait
Samantha M. Johnson, Grade 6 portrait
Soda Lightful!
Advisor: Mr. Mark Gonsalves
School: Jenny Lind Elementary, Valley Springs, Calaveras County
Kellie O. Foltz, Grade 8 portrait
Determining The Combustibility of Household Paints
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
J2214 — Third Place
Jordan J. Francis, Grade 8 portrait
We Can Stop the Fire!
Advisor: Mrs. Noreen Williams
School: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
Jase J. Franke, Grade 7 portrait
Economic Generic Brands vs. Name Brand Sunscreen
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
Adra M.V. Friedman, Grade 8 portrait
The Search for the Ultimate Biscuit
Advisor: Ms. Cynthia Rogers
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Lindsey B. Gribas, Grade 7 portrait
Which Detergent Cleans Best?
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Kauffman
School: Clear Creek School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Jeremy A. Hart, Grade 8 portrait
Justin S. Hart, Grade 7 portrait
Be Wise, Protect Your Eyes
Advisor: Mrs. Maureen DelGaudio
School: Corona Fundamental Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
J2219 — Honorable Mention
Ally J. Howe, Grade 7 portrait
Siobhan S. Rickert, Grade 7 portrait
Can Swimmers Buy Speed? How the Swimsuit Impacts the Speed of the Swim
Advisor: Ms. Brigetta Brown
School: Corte Madera Middle School, Portola Valley, San Mateo County
Joseph C.A. Kost, Grade 8 portrait
Beating Duraflame(R): What Kind of Firewood Offers the Best Value?
Advisor: Ms. Amber Baranowski
School: Traina (Anthony C.) Elementary School, Tracy, San Joaquin County
Michelle M. Lin, Grade 8 portrait
Fiddling with Friction: A Test of 15 Rosins
Advisor: Ms. Sue Song
School: Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
Cody D. Lo, Grade 8 portrait
Will You Miss the World with Colored Contact Lenses?
Advisor: Dr. Garlan Lo
School: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
Nicholas J. Mah, Grade 6 portrait
Which Sunscreen Protects the Most?
Advisor: Mr. Alan Newlove
School: Valley Oak Elementary, Fresno, Fresno County
J2224 — Second Place
Kristen H. Mizutani, Grade 8 portrait
Automobile Window Tinting: Impacts on UV Penetration
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Todd A. Nugent, Grade 7 portrait
"Punked" at the Pump: Are You Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck When You Buy a Gallon of Gas?
Advisor: Mrs. Lori Perez
School: Coastal Academy, Oceanside, San Diego County
Mia Ramos, Grade 6 portrait
A Matter of Megapixels
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Bridger
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Ninett R. Rodriguez, Grade 7 portrait
Watch Out for Lead
Advisor: Ms. Marlene Bartlett
School: Sacred Heart Elementary Parish School, Coronado, San Diego County
Beth A. Rosenberg, Grade 7 portrait
Cardboard: It's Just Not for Breakfast Anymore
Advisor: Ms. Annette Johnson
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Vincent T. Sciacca, Grade 6 portrait
Ear Protection and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Advisor: Mr. Alan Newlove
School: Valley Oak Elementary, Fresno, Fresno County
Emily M. Spencer, Grade 8 portrait
Thermal Insulation Comparison of Sleeping Bag and Blanket Combinations
Advisor: Ms. Christina Orsi
School: Jefferson School, Tracy, San Joaquin County
Nolan T. Stephens, Grade 8 portrait
The Relationship of SPF and UV Protection
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Christopher J. Wang, Grade 6 portrait
Tennis Ball Bounciness Experiment: Does the Brand of Tennis Ball Affect How Bouncy It Is?
Advisor: Mr. Brad Hillman
School: Canyon View Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
Jonathan S. Wegleitner, Grade 8 portrait
Handle with Care: Testing the Effectiveness of Different Packaging
Advisor: Mr. Eddie Ozawa
School: St. Martin of Tours School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

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