The Hazard of Paper Receipts

By: Caroline C.Year: 2023School: Arnold O. Beckman HighGrade: 10Science Teacher: Michael Tran In a world dominated by technological advancements and fast-paced transactions, paper receipts have become an integral part of our daily lives. However, a science project by Caroline aims to shed light on a potential threat lurking within these seemingly innocuous slips of paper. The central question

The Efficacy of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Countermeasures in Public Parking Facilities

By: Saachi H.Year: 2023School: Fairmont Private Schools, North Tustin CampusGrade: 8Science Teacher: Joshua Riturban In today’s world, the issue of air pollution is a growing concern. One of the most insidious contributors to this problem is carbon monoxide (CO), a highly toxic gas emitted predominantly by vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Among the various settings where CO emissions

Best Alternatives for Styrofoam Food Containers

By: Trimy T.Year: 2022School: Westminster HighGrade: 9Science Teacher: Huy Pham Recognition of sustainability has grown over the years. Many different solutions have been brought up, such as reducing the usage of one-use products, reducing the usage of non-renewable resources, and efforts to reduce purchasing products that contribute to increasing carbon emissions. More specific examples of

Disposable Face Masks Filter Micron-Sized Particles Better Than Reusable Face Masks

By: Alexandra I.Year: 2021School: Turtle Rock ElementaryGrade: 6Science Teacher: Sumer Dakak To prevent COVID-19, the Center of Disease Control (CDC) asks everyone to wear a facemask in public. There are thousands of brands of reusable and disposable non-medical facemasks currently on the market. A cheap, home-made device was constructed to compare filtering efficiency of different

The Implications of the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) for Navigation on Consumer Devices

By: Siddarth K.Year: 2021School: Irvine HighGrade: 11Science Teacher: Andrew Gibas  The Global Positioning System (GPS) is ubiquitously used as a reliable means of delivering accurate and consistent navigational data. Currently, there are GPS augmentation systems that can achieve higher positional accuracy than the autonomous GPS— one of which is the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS).