Dr. Hani Awadallah School, Paterson, NJ

Dr. Hani Awadallah School, Paterson, NJ

Created by Dr. Hani Awadallah School, Paterson, NJ

Artists: Victor, Jadalyn, Javier, Ernesto

Title: Yankee Stadium Fireworks

Teachers: Mrs. Petsu-Lagunes and Mrs. Francess

Theme: Things You Didn,t Know About Edison

Materials and techniques: We used paint, felt, ribbon, burlap, marker, and fabric scraps.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working together on this project and felt the end result was very successful.

About: Thomas Edison helped supply building materials to construct Yankee Stadium. The fireworks over the stadium represent his favorite holiday, the Fourth of July. He even made his own fireworks.

Created by Dr. Hani Awadallah School, Paterson, NJ

Artists: Emily, Yadhira, Yasmeen, Amr

Title: Glenmont – Buried in the Backyard

Teachers: Mrs. Petsu-Lagunes and Mrs. Francess

Theme: Things You Didn’t Know About Edison

Materials and techniques: We used paint, felt, fabric and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? We loved working on this project and loved the finished piece.

About: Our project was about where Thomas Edison is buried and how he died. He is buried in the backyard of his own house Glenmont in West Orange, NJ. He died of diabetes at the age of 84 on October 18, 1931. Our project symbolizes the front of his house with his tombstone. We used felt and paint to create his house. We put flowers on the grass to honor him. Thomas Edison is so important to us now because he earned a record number of 1,093 patents and was the driving force behind such innovations as the phonograph, the brilliant light bulb, and one of the earliest motion picture cameras. Furthermore, he created the world’s first industrial research laboratory. Without his inventions, we would have been so lost!

Created by Dr. Hani Awadallah School, Paterson, NJ

Artists: Casandra, Jaynelle, Carlos, Scarlette

Title: Thomas Edison Saves Kid From Train

Teachers: Mrs. Petsu-Lagunes and Mrs. Francess

Theme: Things You Didn’t Know About Edison

Materials and techniques: We used fabric, felt, burlap, glue and paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Our group enjoyed working on this project and using materials that were new to us.

About: When Thomas Edison was fourteen and was walking with his friend to the railroad at Port Huron, Michigan they noticed a young boy in danger of being hit by a train. Thomas managed to save the young boy who was called Jimmie MacKenzie and was only three years old at the time. We wanted to inform people about this little known fact and to represent Edison’s kindness.

Created by Dr. Hani Awadallah School, Paterson, NJ

Artists: Christian, Robert, Jeremy, Roy, Reinaldo

Title: Electrocuted Elephant

Teachers: Mrs. Petsu-Lagunes and Mrs. Francess

Theme: Things You Didn’t Know About Edison

Materials and techniques: We used paint, felt and fabric scraps.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed this project and found it very challenging.

About: There are so many facts about Thomas Edison but one of his questionable actions was testing electricity for science on an elephant. On January 4, 1903 Thomas Edison tied the elephant with large ropes to a steam powered winch with poison and electrocution planned for good measure. Our painting represents what happened that day to the elephant.