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Thomas Edison’s Inventions in the 1900s and Today: From “New” to You!

Individually or in small groups, have students draw or use images from the internet and magazines to create colorful pictorial timelines of the evolution of Edison’s inventions. Pictures of Edison’s inventions can be found on all the pages referenced in this lesson.

So Many Inventions!

Students listen to two books about Chinese inventions. Then they make a simple compass. Later students look at home for Chinese inventions, bring them to school, and make a display.

Inventions and Inventors

What is an invention? Why invent? How do inventions impact society?