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Author Carlson, Laurie M., 1952-

Title Thomas Edison for kids : his life and ideas : 21 activities / Laurie Carlson.

Publication Info. Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, [2006]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Juvenile Biography - DKLY-12  J B EDIS T    AVAILABLE
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - FRPY-12  J 621.3 EDI    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  JB EDI    AVAILABLE
 Reddick Lib Juvenile Biography - RLBB-3  J B EDI    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  J 621.3 EDI    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 147 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 28 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-144) and index.
Contents Note to readers -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Time line -- 1: Off To A Quick Start: Thomas Alva Edison's Boyhood -- Make the steam-powered boat -- Make an electrically charged puppet dance -- 2: Time To Get Moving: Al Hits The Rails -- Test solutions in your own chemistry lab -- Make an electric telegraph machine -- 3: Wandering And Working: On The Way To Invention -- Switch on an electric current to move a magnetic field -- 4: Getting Down To Business: Inventing Becomes A Career -- Make copies with a stencil -- Invent something! -- Make music with a needle -- 5: Lights On!: Developing An Electric Lighting System -- Build an electrical circuit to test materials: insulator or conductor? -- 6: New Life: Home, Family, And Moving Pictures -- Parcheesi -- Make a thaumatrope -- Make a flip book -- Make a zoetrope -- 7: Always Thinking: Edison Tries New Fields -- Make a magnetic separator -- Make and electromagnet -- Plaster of Paris hand cast -- 8: Successes And Setbacks: A Long Career As An Inventor -- Make your own battery tester -- Take Edison's test -- 9: Plants, Friendship, And Rubber: Edison's Final Years -- Test a dandelion for latex -- Heat test a rubber band -- Homemade funny putty -- Resources -- Thomas Edison's major inventions -- Supply sources -- Places to visit -- Web sites to explore -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary From the Publisher: 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.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.2 8.0 105017.
Subject Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 -- Juvenile literature.
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Science -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Science -- Experiments.
Genre/Form Inventors.
ISBN 1556525842 paperback
9781556525841 paperback
1415659583 BWI
9781415659588 BWI

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