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Thomas Edison for kids : his life and ideas : 21 activities

Author: Laurie M Carlson
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses Thomas Edison as a scientist and encourges kids to perservere with their own ideas.
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Genre/Form: Local author
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carlson, Laurie M., 1952-
Thomas Edison for kids.
Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)894800331
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie M Carlson
ISBN: 1556525842 9781556525841 1415659583 9781415659588 9781435261242 1435261240
OCLC Number: 61463649
Target Audience: Grades 4-7.
Description: xi, 147 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 28 cm
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.
Responsibility: Laurie Carlson.
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