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In this series I will be highlighting some well known inventors with free printables, unit studies and hands-on activities that pertain to the particular invention the inventor created. Your kids will love learning about these famous inventors and their inventions that have made a huge impact on how we live our lives today!
This week we are learning about Thomas Edison.
Thomas Edison has been described as America’s greatest inventor. He was born on February 11th, 1847. He was the youngest of 7 children and he was also homeschooled! He invented many devices that made a huge impact on how Americans lived. He created the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long lasting electrical lightbulb! He created so many things that the had over 1,000 patents!
Thomas Edison’s Inventions Coloring Page
Thomas Edison Coloring Page
Thomas Edison Inventor Info and Coloring Page
Thomas Edison Historical Hero Reading Passage and Worksheet
Thomas Edison Reading Primary Source
Thomas Edison Coloring Page with Handwriting Practice
The Invention of the Lightbulb Little Book
Thomas Edison Printable Biography
FREE Thomas Alva Edison Unit Study from There’s No Place Like Home
Slideshow Timeline of Thomas Edison and his inventions on Soft Schools
Edison’s Incandescent Lightbulb: A Unit Study from Home Hearts
Thomas Edison Lesson Plans: How Inventions Build Upon Each Other from Brain Pop Educators
Thomas Edison Lapbook
Here are 4 top-quality science project downloads from the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation. Links to all of the projects with photos and descriptions can be found at Home Hearts.
Build a Lightbulb from Steve Spangler Science.
Here are some fun videos that would go along great with a study of Thomas Edison:
The History of Thomas Edison: A Short Story
Thomas Edison Lightbulb Experiment
First and Second Grade Social Studies Lessons for Kids: Thomas Edison
Here are some great books on Thomas Edison that your children will love:
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison
The Story of Thomas Alva Edison
National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison
Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives