Evalutating the Cost-Effectiveness and Productivity of Geoengineering Methods

By: Abhijith S., Neil D., Shrey M.Year: 2024School: Venado Middle SchoolGrade: 8Science Teacher: Eugene Hahn In the quest to combat global warming, geoengineering presents promising methods for reflecting heat radiation away from Earth. The project conducted by Neil, Shrey and Abhijith aimed to determine which of the two solar geoengineering methods, space mirroring or stratospheric aerosol injection (S.A.I.),

UAV-based Wildfire Risk Assessment Through Geospatial Machine Learning

By: Kevin P.Year: 2024School: Sage HillGrade: 11Science Teacher: Aaron Soffa Wildfires have increasingly become a significant threat, wreaking havoc on ecosystems and communities. With the growing urgency to prevent these destructive events, innovative solutions are imperative. Kevin’s project introduces an approach to wildfire risk prediction through the development of a novel drone platform. This platform is designed to

Tsunami Detection Device

By: Atharv P.Year: 2022School: Fairmont Private Schools, North Tustin CampusGrade: 6Science Teacher: Joshua Riturban Atharv, a 6th grader student, has embarked on an ambitious project to better detect tsunamis. His project involves calculating the speed and time of a tsunami and building a wave tank to simulate a tsunami. Atharv’s project is both innovative and timely, as tsunamis can

How Does Ocean Acidification Impact Shell Degradation?

By: Rachel D.Year: 2022School: Fairmont Private Schools, Anaheim HillsGrade: 8Science Teacher: Michael Morin Rachel’s experiment on the impact of ocean acidification on shell degradation has shown that the weight change between different acid levels was negligible. The procedure involved placing broken seashells in containers with salt water of various pH levels and measuring the ending

The Science Behind Tsunamis: The Study of Water Depth on Wave Velocity

By: Sophia W.Year: 2021School: McPherson MagnetGrade: 6Teacher: Elizabeth Conrad Sophia’s project was a designed test to answer the question; does water depth affect wave velocity? Background research strongly suggested that when a tsunami gets closer to shore, it dies out due to the shallowness increasing, which led her to hypothesize that the shallower the water,

Riptides… Beware!

By: Vivian D.Year: 2021School: McPherson MagnetGrade: 7Science Teacher: Elizabeth Conrad Vivian’s project is based on fluid dynamics, she used a medium fish tank to simulate a riptide inside it along with waves. The goal of this project was to gain a better understanding of riptides and to use that information to hopefully do something interesting.

Wonder of Water Erosion

By: Audrey L.Year: 2020School: Heritage Oak Private Education, 6th gradeDivision: JuniorAdvisor: Mrs. Shaw Water existed on Earth 3.8 billion years ago. Ocean, rivers and lakes cover about 70 percent of Earth’s surface areas. All living organisms require water in order to sustain life on this planet and to promote a healthy ecosystem. The water cycle