Oct 212018
 
Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison presented an incandescent lamp demonstration in 1879. The bulb lasted 13.5 hours and used electricity he had generated.

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Nov 212018
 

EdisonPhonographPhonograph was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison. The first phonograph certainly differs from today’s music options. Children could view a timeline of audio recordings at: Timeline. They could draw the different stages of development and then predict what the next stage will be.

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Jan 272019
 

Light BulbIncandescent light bulb was patented by Thomas Edison in 1880. The patent number is 223898. Idea: In a drawing a light bulb above someone’s head indicates the person has developed a new idea. Children could draw light bulbs. They could surround the light bulbs with ideas of their own for new inventions. They could see his patent at: Light Bulb Patent.

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Feb 112019
 
An Early Edison Light Bulb

An Early Edison Light Bulb

National Inventors’ Day is today! In 1983 President Ronald Reagan declared February 11 to be National Inventors’ Day, honoring Thomas Edison who was born on this day in 1847. The day recognizes all inventors and encourages everyone to try out new ideas. Children could learn more about creating an invention by reading Kids Inventing! A Handbook for Young Inventors by Susan Casey.

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Feb 192019
 
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Gramophone

Gramophone, later called the phonograph, was patented by Thomas Edison in 1878.  Older children could learn more about the history of sound recording at: Gramophone.

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