Thomas Edison for Kids

Thomas Edison for Kids : His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities

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Thomas Edison, one of the world's greatest inventors, is introduced in this fascinating activity book. Children will learn how Edison ushered in an astounding age of invention with his unique way of looking at things and refusal to be satisfied with only one solution to a problem. This book helps inspire kids to be inventors and scientists, as well as persevere with their own ideas. Activities allow children to try Edison's experiments themselves, with activities such as making a puppet dance using static electricity, manufacturing a switch for electric current, constructing a telegraph machine, manipulating sound waves, building an electrical circuit to test for conductors and insulators, making a zoetrope, and testing a dandelion for latex. In addition to his inventions and experiments, the book explores Edison's life outside of science, including his relationship with inventor Nikola Tesla, his rivalry with George Westinghouse, and his friendship with Henry Ford. A time line, glossary, and lists of supply sources, places to visit, and websites for further exploration complement this activity book.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 215 x 279 x 9mm | 594g
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • English
  • illus; illus
  • 1556525842
  • 9781556525841
  • 9,933

Review quote

Approachable and educational...a valuable resource for units on electricity, communication, or inventors. --VOYA
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About Laurie Carlson

Laurie Carlson is the author of Classical Kids, Colonial Kids, Days of Knights and Damsels, Green Thumbs, More Than Moccasins, and Westward Ho, and the co-author of Kids Camp.
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