P.S. 119 Amersfort School of Social Awareness

P.S. 119 Amersfort School of Social Awareness

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Science Fair Winners 2017

5-303E   Mrs. Davis
First Place – Lemon Battery – Aqida Rama
Second Place – Rainbow in a Jar – Daisy Garcia
Third Place – Corrosiveness of Soda – Gabriel Barometre
Honorable Mention:
How to Make Gak – Tayshawn Clement
The Truth Behind Soda – Alissah Augustin
Soil Erosion – Logein Mukhtar

5-302 Mrs. Heym/Mrs. Leonforte
First Place – How to Build a Solar Oven – Ishmael Toussaint
Second Place – Pollution Catcher – Meyah World-Morgan
Third Place – Mirror Reflection – Joshua Alexis

5-310 Ms. LaRossa
First Place – Homopolar Motor -Sharia Pasha
Second Place – Lightning Strikes – Joshua Thomas Mohammed
Third Place – Can a Robot Draw Like a Human? – Arianna Gonzalez
Honorable Mention:
Water Bridge – Jackelyne Martinez
What Makes a Plant Grow Upwards? – Victoria McKinney
Types of Landforms – Darrion Inniss
The Water Cycle – Salehe Simms

4-202 Mrs. Stampp
First Place – Food Electric Energy – Gumana Elrufaie
Second Place – Negative & Postive Charges – Suleila Clarke
Third Place – Can You Inflate a Balloon with Baking Soda & Vinegar? – Madisyn Scott
Honorable Mention
Classifying the Earth’s Movements – Keyon Fleurjuste
Informational Research – Ariel Palmer

4-305 Mr.  Fields
First Place – Can Water Conduct Electricity? – Alexis LaCrette
Second Place – Do Artificial Sugars Make Rock Candy? – Samara Petrus
Third Place – Magnetic Slime – Mohammad Baig
Honorable Mention:
Can Milk Soothe Spice? – Seerat Jabbar
Moldy Soup – D’Metryus Harvey
Corrosiveness of Soda – Duah Alkhtry

4-210 Ms. Waldron/Ms. Schacker
First Place – iPhone Sound Amplifier – Roxanna Cabrera
Second Place – Vortex – Brandon Blue
Third Place – Tsunami in a Bottle – Jasaya Norris
Honorable Mention:
Why Do Plants Change Color In Seasons – Citlali Lopez

4/5-301 Mr. Clarke
First Place – Lemon Battery – Eden Grey
Second Place – The Solar System – Joron Brown
Third Place – Static Attraction – Taylor Charles

3-205 Mrs. Fields
First Place – Fighting Floods – Reshard Haynes
Second Place – Potato Chip Science – Amina Arif
Third Place – Which Foods Contain Starch? – Kameron Tucker
Honorable Mention:
Water Freeze –  Jaylen Emilcar
What is the Effect of Bleach on Mold ?- Subhan Choudhary
Eucalyptus & Koalas – Kara Leu

3-204 Mrs. Santella
First Place – Motion & Electricity – Zaviel Johnson
Second Place – The Irrawaddy Dolphin – Aneil Youmans
Third Place – Magic Glass of Water – Tristan Duplessis
Honorable Mention:
Traveling Food Colorings – Hamna Qureshi

3-203 Mrs. Miciotta/Mrs. Calderon
First Place – Gravity Free Water – Victoria Sanon
Second Place – Conditions for Germination of the Bean Seed – Kyle Gaisie
Third Place – Can A Barometer Predict Weather Conditions? – Cameron Fredericks
Honorable Mention:
Floating Lemon – Basit Qureshi
Balloon Car vs. Battery Car – Tiwjuen Hawkins

2-110 Mrs. Berretta/Ms. Gilmartin
First Place – Natural Resources – Olivia Laguerre
Second Place – Soapy Situation – Abdullah Choudhary
Third Place – Circling Black Pepper – Amina Qureshi
Honorable Mention:
Mood Swings of the Anoles – Kasmira Eastman
Facts About Helium – Jonathan Leandre
The Lava Lamp Experiment – Jayla St. Saveur
What’s Poppin? – Deshir Grant
Earthworms – Elhassan Elrufaie
Photosynthesis – Madison Johnson
Hydrophobic Sand – Muhammad Hanif

1-102 Mrs. Rivieccio
First Place – Tap Water vs. Bottled Water – Brenden Johnson
Second Place – Can Some Solid Things Turn to Liquid? – Zariya Heaven
Third Place – Solid Liquid Gas – Kaila Marius
Honorable Mention
Swimming Raisins – Mark Mitchell

1-101 Ms. Marotta
First Place – Osmosis Celery – Shiloh Barometre
Second Place – Do White Candles Burn Faster Thank Colored Candles? Jayden Rivera
Third Place – The Bouncing Egg – Jasmine Crawford
Honorable Mention:
Negative Charge – How to Separate Salt from Pepper – Zara Baig
Which Paper Towel Holds the Most Water? – Josiah Davis

2/3/4-207 Mrs. Sullivan
First Place – Which Potato Chip Has the Most Grease? – Kiana Davis
Second Place – The Disappearing Eggshell – Dominic Krouser
Third Place – Oil and Water – Moneeb Yagoub

K-103 Mrs. Saby
K-105 Mrs. Diaz

PreK-104 Mrs. Mann & Ms. Ramsay
Shadows & Light
PreK-106 Mrs.  Moran & Mrs. Martini

Anne Frank By: Niloy Hossain

Anne Frank was a girl who died during the Holocaust. At the age of 16 she died. Her father Otto Frank was the only surviver of the Holocaust because Adolf Hitler surrendered. Anne’s whole family died including her sister Margot Frank. Her mother died of hunger. Otto frank was very sad (unhappy) because he has lost his most precious things in his life, his wife Edith, daughters Margot and Anne Frank (1929-1945). Want to read more? Click Here.




Hawley Hussey HH:ArtLab does animations with Guest Artists!

Today animator Xaviara López worked with our steam after school club to make a recreation of an Eadweard Muybridge’s animation. The students unleashed a beautiful mixed media rendition of the infamous Muybridge horse running!! Can we post it on the blog? – Hawley Hussey, H|HArt Lab

YES YOU CAN!! Mr. Jump

Holocaust Remembrance Day – Reflecting on Genocide

Third through Fifth grade students have been watching a docu-drama based on Anne Frank’s Diary and first hand accounts of her experience during the World War II cataclysm known as the Holocaust, where six-million European Jews and many others were systematically slaughtered by the German Nazi Regime between 1933 – 1945. Below are a list of the victims killed during this time.

Victims Killed:
Jews 5.93 million
Soviet POWs 2–3 million
Ethnic Poles 1.8–2 million
Serbs 300,000–500,000
Disabled 270,000
Romani 90,000–220,000
Freemasons 80,000–200,000
Slovenes 20,000–25,000
Homosexuals 5,000–15,000
Jehovah’s Witnesses 2,500–5,000
Spanish Republicans 7,000

Mauricio Garcia 5-310

Mohammad Ali Qureshi 5-310

Bradley Chalumeau 5-310

Genocide is the systematic killing of a group of people based upon their religion, culture, sexual orientation, or perceived race or DNA.

The events of WWII and the Holocaust were so devastating, one would rather forget or suppress these memories. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we choose to recall these ghastly, criminal and inhuman actions so they might never happen again. Those who survived these horrible events are forever scarred but have lived to tell the truth about what happened despite many who deny these event have ever occurred.

Since the end of WWII, there are been several other genocides around the world including the Bosnian Genocide, The Rwandan Genocide, The Sudanese of Darfur and now the Syrian Genocide. When will we as humans learn to live in peace?

© Frank H. Jump

There is a tradition of commemorating events with postage stamps. Atrocities are rarely turned into commemorative stamps but here are some I created to remember some of the more recent events where we as a society just simply watched happen without doing anything about it.

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

This final series was modeled after Nazi propaganda stamps circa 1944 and document our own recent history with torture.

Thinking About Pencils: A Rap by Genevieve Berretta

As a writer I write to send a message. This is called Theme or TheMessage. As writers this why we write.  Can you determine my message and provide supporting details that support this theme?

So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this current pencil situation
Now you know I think a pencil is an essential utensil

not to be argued over disrespected taken for granted or ground to a stump

or a stub cause it’s the latest sensation

Cause there are children
Who’d love that essential utensil
They run their index fingers or sticks in the dirt
To etch their words
In that dirt
To trace words over and over again
In that dirt
And then they or
the wind or the rain
Will scatter their words to the World
Wash their words away
And they hoping to remember what they created in that dirt

with their index fingers the very next day
And maybe they skywrite
With those index fingers or sticks
Up against a pale blue sky
Just to practice
To remember those words they learned
When they close their eyes
Traced and
Etched in
brown dirt
Blue sky
Heart and mind

While you sit back
And take these essential utensils for granted
And argue about ownership
Or forget where you placed them

or perhaps just  break them

Cause you know I’ll hand you another one to replace them

So think about my message
The message I as a writer am sending
The lesson
maybe you learned
Cause I put my words to rhythm and rhyme
Count your blessings and never take anything that is handed to you for granted
Because there are those
Who need way more than a pencil
to stand up

Annie Frank Reaseach By Tyrese Baptiste

Anne Frank is a Jewish girl who had to go into hiding during The Second World War to escape the Nazis. She kept a diary while in hiding at Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. Anne and the others in hiding were discovered and deported to the concentration camps. Of the eight people in hiding only Anne’s father, Otto Frank, survives. Otto Frank manages to set up a business in Amsterdam. Edith, Margot and Anne follow him to the Netherlands. They find a place to live on the Merwedeplein. The Franks feel safe and free again. The children go to school, Otto works hard on his business and Edith takes care of the household. But then World War 2 breaks out. On 10 May 1940, Germany invades the Netherlands. The Frank family is in danger once more.
After getting married, Otto and Edith Frank settle in Frankfurt. They soon have children: Margot in 1926, and Anne in 1929. Those first few years are happy ones, but the economic crisis empowers Hitler’s NSDAP. In 1933, Hitler takes over as leader of the German government. Otto and Edith Frank are deeply worried. Not only are they Jewish, the economic crisis causes many problems. They look for a means of escape.

My experience in the Secret Annex- Mohammad Baig 4-305

If you want to have a 3D tour in the secret annex go here 

Hi, my name is Mohammad Baig I took a 3D tour at the secret annex. The rooms were small and there were secret passages from bookcases,

also something weird was known the bathroom only had a sink weird right? Also, I saw that Anne Frank wrote in her diary on her desk she had her stuff organized and neat. Also,her room had a lot of stuff but her room was small. I feel very bad for the Frank family. Also I have no idea how they survived in that place. We’ll alway’s remember them.

-Mohammad Baig 4-305

Want a free online 3D tour in the secret annex?-Mohammad Baig

Hi, My name is Mohammad Baig and because we are focusing on Anne Frank so why not take a tour in the secret annex?

So I was on the P.S. 119 Blog and I went to Mr. Jump’s post about Anne Frank with the following website, annefrank.org/en/Anne-Frank/Anne-Franks-history-in-brief/ and on the right you’ll see something called The Secret Annex online if you can’t find it here’s the link Secret Annex Online. Just for human verification I’m not a bot,cats have 4 legs.

-Mohammad Baig 4-305

P.S. Check out our coding club’s twitter page it’s called @PS119Coders don’t go to it if your not allowed on Twitter

Thank You enjoy your tour

Anne Frank~By Meyah World-Morgan 5-302

Anne Frank was born on June 16 1929. She was born in Frankfurt Germany. She and her parents lived in Amsterdam during World War 2. She loved to write about her experiences and wishes . When Anne Frank was only 15 she died at a camp. Anne made a book called The Diary of Anne Frank and has read hundreds of people. I hope you learned a little bit about Anne frank. Also i hope you take a great interest into her.

Donald Trump By Jennifer Escalona 5-302

Dear Donald Trump,
Im shocked that your the 45th president of the United States of America.I don’t understand how some people have chosen you to be the president because if I was 18 years old I would’ve chosen Hillary Clinton to be the president of the United States.


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