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Thomas Edison's Inventions in the 1900s and Today: From "New" to You!
3rd - 5th
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.
How Thomas Edison Changed The World
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Take a field trip to the laboratory of the famous Thomas Edison. An engaging video lesson explores the contributions of Edison to the scientific community. The narrator explains how his love of chemistry led to discoveries that changed...
Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park
1st - 6th CCSS: Designed
What would change in your daily life due to a power outage? Here, learners explore the inventions brought to us by the one and only, Thomas Edison, and imagine a day without them. Scholars take part in a grand conversation and write a...
Thomas Edison: Inventor and Entrepreneur
3rd - 7th CCSS: Designed
How many of Thomas Edison's inventions do your scholars use every day? They might be shocked to find out! Young historians watch a video, analyze a photograph, and read one of Edison's letters to learn more about his life and impact....
Thomas Edison: Inventor, Lecturer and Prankster
K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
It's no small wonder that a lightbulb has come to represent a bright idea. The light bulb, the bright idea of Thomas Edison, was just one of his over 1,000 inventions. A teacher's guide introduces young audiences to works of the man who...
Taking A Trip to Menlo Park: The Influence of Thomas Edison on America
9th - 12th
Students take a trip to Menlo Park. In this Thomas Edison lesson plan, students collaborate to investigate the inventions of Edison as well as his life and accomplishments. Students compose essays that feature the influence of Edison and...