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Thomas Edison's Inventions in the 1900s and Today: From "New" to You!
Students research types of technology available to Americans at the beginning of the 20th century and compare the style of living to modern times. They identify Thomas Edison's contributions to technology and their own current lifestyles.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 11 Views 52 Downloads
Thomas Edison's Bright Ideas
Thomas Alva Edison may be one of the most well-known scientists to elementary or middle schoolers. Use his story to show that he invented more than just the light bulb and to inspire youngsters to work hard! You could use this on the first day of any science class, or specifically use it in an engineering unit when talking about inventions.
4th - 8th Science 8 Views 6 Downloads
Thomas Edison Timeline
Learners research inventor Thomas Edison finding his discoveries and the challenges he overcame. They compile a list of Edison's most important inventions and their dates. They explain why they think each invention was important. They create a timeline of Edison's inventions using Crayola products.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 5 Views 9 Downloads
Thomas Edison's Influence on the World
Students examine the numerous contributions and inventions of Thomas Edison. They discuss the invention of crayons, and identify who invented the lightbulb. Next, in pairs they receive sentences about Thomas Edison and place them in chronological order.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 44 Downloads
Nineteenth Century Progress
Highlight some of the major players and progressive inventions that shaped the latter half of the 19th century. From Thomas Edison to Vaudeville, this outline of pop and tech culture provides an American cultural context. Note: Use this presentation for comparing American culture to other cultures.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 26 Downloads
Thomas Edison's Inventions in the 1900s And Today: From "New" to You!
Young scholars become familiar with life and technology around 1900 in order to better explain how Edison influenced both. They discover how Edison's work was the foundation for technology they enjoy today.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 6 Views 20 Downloads
In this nineteenth-century American inventors online interactive worksheet, students read paragraphs about Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Graham Bell and their inventions and answer comprehensive questions. Students answer 10 questions.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 32 Views 99 Downloads
Fifth graders study the inventors and their inventions that came from the state of Ohio. In this Ohio history lesson, 5th graders study the inventors and inventions from Ohio. Students learn about the Wright Brothers, Thomas Kettering, Garrett Morgan, Granville Woods, and Thomas Edison.
5th 21st Century Skills 12 Views 22 Downloads
This Little Light of Mine: Understanding Light Bulbs
One of the inventions that has greatly impacted the world is Thomas Edison's light bulb. From his incandescent bulb, to today's LED bulbs, illuminate middle schoolers with the way they convert electricity into light and heat. Handouts include reading passages, worksheets, and lab procedures for building a flashlight.
5th - 8th Science 16 Views 77 Downloads
Thomas Edison and His Inventions
Students listen to a biography of Thomas Edison which includes the the facts that he was unable to be successful in elementary school and that he was partially deaf. They brainstorm the effects of those two disabilities could have had on Edison and then using the web, construct a list of the most important inventions credited to him.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 13 Downloads
Who were the Victorians? They were people who lived and made public contributions during the Victorian Age. First the class learns a bit about several famous Victorians, then they complete a series of activities using their text. They draw inventions, take notes, and create a fact file on three famous Victorian people.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Case Studies of American Innovation
Studnets discover how the Industrial Revolution came to be in the United States. In this technological advancements lesson, students research creations by Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, and Thomas Edison. Students create PowerPoint presentations based on their research findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 29 Downloads
Life of Thomas Edison
Students research the life of Thomas Edison. In this Thomas Edison lesson plan, students explore major life events of Thomas Edison. Students investigate the inventions of Thomas Edison. Students discover how various fields of study interact with each other.
4th - 5th Science 4 Views 13 Downloads
Noun: a person, place, or thing. Assess your middle schoolers knowledge of nouns (and which ones are capitalized) with this worksheet. It's set up great for independent learners; after every five sentences, learners are encouraged to check their work.
6th - 7th Language Arts 14 Views 31 Downloads