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

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

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613743041
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Series: For Kids Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 14 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

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 coauthor of Kids Camp. She lives in Cheney, Washington.

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When we are reading His Story we are taught to believe it as fact or not to question. If we repeat His Story over and over again we tend to combine those two words "His Story" and it merges to become "History?" I'm not saying that Edison is a fraud or was not an inventor and or businessman, but if we are going to talk about who changed our entire world especially today, we need to Google and pay respects to Nikola Tesla. Some may go as far as saying "The real inventor" of our modern world. But do some due diligence and seek the truth... You may find out that Nikola Tesla should share some of these legendary inventions as Edison does, perhaps even more. Nikola Tesla was way beyond even our own imaginations.