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10th Grade

By: Maria Kbushyan

  The 10th graders followed by the 11th and 12th graders visited the AGBU 
Cultural Center in Pasadena last Thursday, October 26. They viewed an entertaining and well produced play that recreated the Armenian show “Վերջին ուսուցիչը”, the Last Teacher. Ferrahian students and chaperoning teachers appreciated the enjoyable play and returned to school after. This field trip was much enjoyed and appreciated by not only the Ferrahian 10th graders, but the 11th and 12th graders as well. Ferrahian students look forward to their future school field trips.

School Backpack

9th Grade

By: Sevana Kopalian

Currently the 9th graders who are taking the AP Human Geography course, are working on many projects. The most recent assignment they worked was to create a poster, draw, and write about the different types of diffusion. The students worked very hard, and used not only their knowledge on diffusion, but also exercised their artistic skills. Another project they've been working on is to create a slideshow on how people around the world celebrate halloween. This project really educated the class by showing them the different types of celebrations around the world. For extra credit the class had an option to create a slideshow on the different types of burials around the world. This educated the class about global cultural differences and commonalities.

Good Grades

Future Scientists Club!

By: Karni Markarian and Sarine Derderian
This month our club, the future scientists club, did an experiment on photosynthesis. We tested to see how long it took plants to carry out photosynthesis when they were deprived of oxygen. Both of them were put in water, one had baking soda in it (to provide more carbon dioxide ) , one was plain water, and the other was soap. We thought that the leaves in the baking soda solution would carry out photosynthesis faster while the soap would not carry out photosynthesis at all. (Soap stops the leaves from carrying out basic functions.) We hole punched leaves and put them in a syringe. We filled the syringe with water and created a vacuum that sucked all the oxygen out of it. You can tell by the leaves floating to the top. Once they floated, we put the deoxidized leaves into the solutions. We put another cup full of water over the filled beakers and put a light source over that. The other water bowl will prevent excess heat from entering the photosynthesis process. Once that was done we waited for the results. For the first few minutes nothing happened. Then after the six minute mark the leaves in the baking soda solution started rising. After that the leaves in the normal water started rising. The soap had not changed. Then over the span of fifteen minutes all of the leaves in the baking soda and water solutions started rising. Once all ten leaves rose in both, the experiment was over. Our hypothesis was correct and we learned about the speed of photosynthesis in leaves when their environments change.
Planting a Plant
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