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The Resource Thomas Edison for kids : his life and ideas : 21 activities, Laurie Carlson

Thomas Edison for kids : his life and ideas : 21 activities, Laurie Carlson

Label
Thomas Edison for kids : his life and ideas : 21 activities
Title
Thomas Edison for kids
Title remainder
his life and ideas : 21 activities
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Carlson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carlson, Laurie M.
Dewey number
  • 621.3/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T40.E25
LC item number
C37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Inventors
  • Science
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Thomas Edison for kids : his life and ideas : 21 activities, Laurie Carlson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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
Control code
ocm61463649
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 147 p.
Isbn
9781415659588
Isbn Type
(BWI)
Lccn
2005025659
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Stock number
1248637
Label
Thomas Edison for kids : his life and ideas : 21 activities, Laurie Carlson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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
Control code
ocm61463649
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 147 p.
Isbn
9781415659588
Isbn Type
(BWI)
Lccn
2005025659
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Stock number
1248637

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