CSSF Project Listings: 2011
Physics & Astronomy

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Matthew G. Arnall, Grade 7 portrait
Stealth: Applying Wave Theory to Affect Visibility
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Selmeczy
School: St. Monica Academy, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J1802 — First Place
Namrata R. Balasingam, Grade 8 portrait
The Physics of the Party Balloon: On Laplace's Law, Nonlinear Elasticity, and Their Uses in Physiology and Medicine
Advisor: Ms. Heather Pelayo
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Samantha S. Brennan, Grade 7 portrait
Which Roof Color Is Most Effective and Least Effective at Absorbing the Sun's Energy?
Advisor: Mr. Phat To
School: St. Bonaventure Catholic School, Huntington Beach, Orange County
Sarane M. Caratan, Grade 8 portrait
Action of Refraction
Advisor: Mr. Ray Burk
School: Columbine Elementary, Delano, Tulare County
Andrew M. Cohen, Grade 8 portrait
Effect of External Magnetic Fields on Superconducting Transitions
Advisor: Ms. Catherine Bair
School: Oakridge Private School, Irvine, Orange County
Sofia L. Donovan, Grade 8 portrait
Refraction and Salinity
Advisor: Mrs. Joan Tanis
School: Rancho Del Rey Middle School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
Rae J. Holcomb, Grade 8 portrait
Sweetness and Light
Advisor: Mrs. Michelle Sun
School: South Lake Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J1809 — Fourth Place
Miguel Jinich, Grade 8 portrait
Speed Measurements Using a Strobe Light
Advisor: Ms. Rosemary Armour
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
J1810 — Third Place
Vadim Korolik, Grade 8 portrait
Refraction of Light: Using Refraction of Light to Study Diffusion in Liquids
Advisor: Miss Susane Greathouse
School: Old Orchard School, Campbell, Santa Clara County
J1811 — Honorable Mention
Madeline C. Kuney, Grade 7 portrait
Solar Desalination: Taking the Salt Out of the Sea
Advisor: Mrs. Peggy Greenfield
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Jason Lan, Grade 7 portrait
What Is the Relationship between the Angle of the Sun and the Time?
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Niko Lopez, Grade 8 portrait
Visible Sound: Does the Surface Material Affect the Visible Patterns Created by Sound Vibrations?
Advisor: Mr. Ravi Dev-Anandahn
School: Sierra Madre Elementary, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
Colin S. Mansour, Grade 7 portrait
Measuring Lasers: At the Speed of Light
Advisor: Dr. Debby Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
Cobalt J. McAvinue, Grade 6 portrait
Eta Equals F Over A Divided by Delta Vx Over Delta z (aka Viscosity)
Advisor: Mr. Garry Joseph
School: Emerson (Ralph Waldo) Middle School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
LeAnn Marie Medina Mendoza, Grade 8 portrait
Refraction in Saltwater
Advisor: Ms. Joan Tanis
School: Rancho Del Rey Middle School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
J1817 — Second Place
Jennifer K. Rodstein, Grade 8 portrait
Rememba' Mpemba! The Mpemba Effect
Advisor: Mrs. Linnae McKeever
School: Nobel (Alfred Bernhard) Middle School, Northridge, Los Angeles County
George Salazar, III, Grade 7 portrait
Fastest Way to Chill a Soda
Advisor: Mrs. Mackie Cardoos
School: St. Joseph School, Santa Ana, Orange County
Maya R. Sankar, Grade 6 portrait
Earth's Energy: How Much Does the Distance of the Sun Affect the Amount of Light Received by the Earth?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
Sukhdeep Singh, Grade 8 portrait
Energy Fruit
Advisor: Ms. kendia herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
Ryan D. Sloane, Grade 6 portrait
Up, Up, and Away
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J1822 — Honorable Mention
Kaitlin R. Spencer, Grade 8 portrait
Music to My Ears
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Jefferson School, Tracy, San Joaquin County
Kevin J. Tat, Grade 8 portrait
The Speed of Light in Gelatin
Advisor: Mrs. Elizabeth Buck
School: El Sereno Middle Math/Science Magnet, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J1824 — Honorable Mention
Irina O. Tchernoskoutova, Grade 7 portrait
Chladni Patterns
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Nativity Catholic School, Torrance, Los Angeles County
Sara Thomas, Grade 8 portrait
Candle Burning
Advisor: Mrs. Christy Novak
School: St. Timothy School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

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