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Thomas Edison for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities (For Kids)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Chicago Review Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Kim Thomas
Nov 30, 2013 Kim Thomas added it
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Carlson, L. 2006. Thomas edison for kids: his life and ideas: 21 activities. Chicago Review Press.

Reference Type: Biographical Reference

Call Number: REF 92

Description: This is a reference about Thomas Edison and his life about how he became a Scientist. There are many activities to complete as the student gains information about Thomas Edison.

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"A solid addition to the Edison shelf." —Kirkus Reviews
"Approachable and educational...a valuable resource for units on electricity, communication,
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Lindsay Johnson
Thomas Edison for Kids: His Life and Ideas is an awesome book for students to not only learn about the biography of Thomas Edison, but also do some hands on activities that simulate some of his inventions. It includes the instructions for 21 activities for kids to try, so it would be a great book not only for literature, but also science as well. This would be a great book to use as part of a science lesson. For example, I could read aloud different, specific sections of the book to the students ...more
Deanna
Jan 15, 2009 Deanna rated it liked it
Great book! We've been working on this book of and on for 2 months. It was well worth the read. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it and we had a lot of conversations with every reading. We were amazed at how much Thomas Edison really did invent.

This book included a lot of information about his personal life, the struggles he faced getting funding and working with people, his inventions and the process he went through to invent each item, mini-biographies of other famous people and several examples of
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Rosie
Feb 21, 2014 Rosie rated it really liked it
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Reading this book made me feel smarter, because there is so much information in it! All about Thomas Edison's life, friends and family, works, and it even explained those works. Thomas Edison was a genius, and he was involved in numerous things. I am glad I read this, and I'm thinking about reading the two other books like this that we have in our house. I recommend it!
Laura
Oct 26, 2009 Laura rated it it was amazing
I read 3 or 4 books on Thomas Edison for my Son's Science club...and this was by far the best one! I want to own this book! The combination of biography, pictures, experiments, and other resources were FABULOUS!!!
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A book about an inportant man
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