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Thomas Edison for Kids

To explore the scientific knowledge behind some of Thomas Edison’s inventions and the impact that his work has had on society and history.

Thank you, Thomas

Hear, read, write, draw and talk about scientist and inventor Thomas Alva Edison.

Thomas Edison Timeline

Track how Edison’s inventions changed everyday life. Imagine a world without lightbulbs or sound recordings!

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.