CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Earth & Planetary Sciences

Junior Division

M. Paulo Alejo, Grade 7
Thomas J. Prata, Grade 7
Earthquakes: Are You Standing on Shaky Ground?
Advisor: Mrs. Kristy Vena
School: Holy Name of Mary, San Dimas, Los Angeles County
Ian T. Davison, Grade 6
An Exploration of the Formation of Trash Islands
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Alicia N. Hans, Grade 6
Getting the Dirt on Soil: Porosity
Advisor: Mr. Chuck Nelson
School: University Park Elementary, Irvine, Orange County
J0804 — Second Place
Rose M. Hillebrandt, Grade 8
The Golden Spiral in Hurricanes: Does It Predict Severity?
Advisor: Ms. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Jaime Kvaternik, Grade 7
The Effects of Water Depths on a Wave's Velocity
Advisor: Ms. LeighAnn Work
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J0806 — Honorable Mention
Amanda B. Mickelson, Grade 8
Seaside Heritage: Investigating Local Eocene Fossils
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Jenna R. Murphy, Grade 8
Effects of Different Irrigation Methods on Various Soil Types
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Grace E. Ochs, Grade 7
Investigating Various Degrees of Colloidal Suspended Particles on the Spread of Chemical Pollution in Water
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
J0809 — Third Place
Sarah C. Silver, Grade 8
Surfing 24/7 in California: Do California Waves Have a Greater Magnitude at High or Low Tide?
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0898 — Fourth Place
Jordyn Harper, Grade 6
Caelen G. McQuilkin, Grade 6
Higher Elevations = Colder Temperatures: True or False?
Advisor: Ms. Julia Silliker
School: Lee Vining Elementary School, Lee Vining, Mono County
J0899 — First Place
Ian V. Hughes, Grade 7
A New Ancient Community: Discovered Under a Bed
Advisor: Mrs. Tracy Lawrence
School: Riverside STEM Academy, Riverside, Riverside County

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