Provides an introduction of Thomas Edison, one of the world's greatest inventors. This book helps inspire kids to be inventors and scientists. Children 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, and more.

Author Laurie Carlson
Isbn 1613743041
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2006-02
Pages 160
Language English
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One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison’s inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly! Here’s an accessible, appealing biography with 100 black-and-white illustrations.

Author Margaret Frith,Who HQ
Isbn 110163992X
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2005-12-29
Pages 112
Language English
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What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common? All these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison. Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent lightbulb, but at his landmark laboratories in Menlo Park & West Orange, New Jersey, he also developed many other staples of modern technology. Despite many failures, Edison persevered. And good for that, because it would be very difficult to go through a day without using one of his life-changing inventions. In this enlightening book, Gene Barretta enters the laboratories of one of America's most important inventors.

Author Gene Barretta
Isbn 1466816848
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2012-07-17
Pages 36
Language English
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Today, let’s meet Thomas Edison and know him as the man with 1093 patents. Looking at the number of patents, you can already tell that Edison was a brilliant inventor. Reading his story will probably give you the boost of self confidence that you need to also follow your own dreams. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab a copy today!

Author Baby Professor
Isbn 1541919963
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-12-01
Pages 64
Language English
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Celebrating the inventor of the Crayola crayon! This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys. A perfect fit among favorites like The Day the Crayons Quit and Balloons Over Broadway. purple mountains’ majesty, mauvelous, jungle green, razzmatazz… What child doesn't love to hold a crayon in their hands? But children didn't always have such magical boxes of crayons. Before Edwin Binney set out to change things, children couldn't really even draw in color. Here’s the true story of an inventor who so loved nature’s vibrant colors that he found a way to bring the outside world to children – in a bright green box for only a nickel! With experimentation, and a special knack for listening, Edwin Binney and his dynamic team at Crayola created one of the world’s most enduring, best-loved childhood toys – empowering children to dream in COLOR!

Author Natascha Biebow
Isbn 0358063442
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-03-19
Pages 48
Language English
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A great folk hero in American history, Edison is viewed by the public as a facile inventor, the electrical wizard and the perfect symbol of the self-made and practical creator. But he was also a paradoxical figure: deaf, impoverished and with no formal education as a youngster, Edison nevertheless became a fertile and versatile inventor, accumulated fortunes for himself and others but remained indifferent to wealth except as a means towards more inventions. Edison’s key contributions include the carbon microphone, the electric light bulb, electricity distribution systems, the phonograph and the motion-picture camera. Edison’s methods were also remarkable: halfway between the craftsman-tinkerer of the early 19th century and the scientist of today, he established and ran pioneering research laboratories with large staffs, yet lacked training in mathematics or the basic sciences. Matthew Josephson’s Edison: A Biography won the Society of American Historians’Francis Parkman Prize in 1960. “This is an outstanding biography... [Josephson] establishes the developing relationship between finance and invention which constitutes the basis for Edison’s success... [He] has mastered the substance of Edison’s inventive activity and has written of it quite authoritatively and vividly.” — Thomas P. Hughes, Technology and Culture “... It is clear that there is reason to welcome yet another book about a man of whom so much has been written. It must have been precisely because so much in the Edison record is myth, fostered by adulators and by Edison himself that Mr. Josephson turned his skillful, corrective hand to a saga that may have seemed more familiar than it actually is. From his well-presented, well-written findings emerges a giant without whom much of life as we live it would simply not exist. It is a first-rate job that needed doing.” — John K. Hutchens, New York Herald Tribune “A well-researched account of the life of one of America’s authentic folk heroes--Thomas Alva Edison--an original creator with a genius for strategic invention... Thoroughly absorbing, this significant volume is a competent contribution to the history of American science, and gives not only a sharply drawn picture of this self-educated giant of invention, but also of the beginnings of the telegraph, electrical, record, motion picture and automobile industries, as well as the sociological changes that were wrought by Edison’s practical discoveries.” — Kirkus Review “A biography that is dignified, detailed, and objective, sprinkled with moments of humor, pathos, and drama... One of the chief virtues of this book is the care taken by the author to build up a realistic picture of Edison the man.” — F. Garvin Davenport,The American Historical Review

Author Matthew Josephson
Isbn
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2019-07-31
Pages N.A
Language English
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From his humble boyhood as a farmer's son, selling newspapers on trains, reading through public libraries shelf by shelf, and dreaming of new inventions, Thomas Edison went on to create the light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera.

Author Don Brown
Isbn 9780547194875
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2010
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and best friends, too.

Author Suzanne Slade
Isbn 1607347636
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2015-09-08
Pages 48
Language English
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From Harry Houdini's impoverished childhood to his feat of becoming one of the most successful entertainers of all time, this biography presents a portrait of this magician and escape artist. It provides guidelines for 21 fun magic tricks, including how to stick a needle into a balloon without popping it and how to step through a note card.

Author Laurie Carlson
Isbn 1613741952
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2009-02
Pages 144
Language English
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Marie Curie, renowned for her work on radioactivity, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win in two fields (chemistry and physics), and the first woman to hold a chair position at the Sorbonne. Marie Curie for Kids details Curie's remarkable life, from her childhood under a repressive czar in Poland to her tireless work supporting herself through college to meeting her ideal match in scientist Pierre Curie to her revolutionary research. Kids learn how Curie quietly flouted societal norms, working in full partnership with her husband while also teaching and raising two daughters. Scientific concepts are presented in a clear, accessible way, and a range of activities—from making Polish pierogies to exploring magnetism to using electrolysis to split water—allow for exploration of Curie's life, times, and work.

Author Amy O'Quinn
Isbn 1613733232
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered only for the gift of universal electric light. His invention of the first practical incandescent lamp 140 years ago so dazzled the world—already reeling from his invention of the phonograph and dozens of other revolutionary devices—that it cast a shadow over his later achievements. In all, this near-deaf genius (“I haven’t heard a bird sing since I was twelve years old”) patented 1,093 inventions, not including others, such as the X-ray fluoroscope, that he left unlicensed for the benefit of medicine. One of the achievements of this staggering new biography, the first major life of Edison in more than twenty years, is that it portrays the unknown Edison—the philosopher, the futurist, the chemist, the botanist, the wartime defense adviser, the founder of nearly 250 companies—as fully as it deconstructs the Edison of mythological memory. Edmund Morris, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, brings to the task all the interpretive acuity and literary elegance that distinguished his previous biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and Ludwig van Beethoven. A trained musician, Morris is especially well equipped to recount Edison’s fifty-year obsession with recording technology and his pioneering advances in the synchronization of movies and sound. Morris sweeps aside conspiratorial theories positing an enmity between Edison and Nikola Tesla and presents proof of their mutually admiring, if wary, relationship. Enlightened by seven years of research among the five million pages of original documents preserved in Edison’s huge laboratory at West Orange, New Jersey, and privileged access to family papers still held in trust, Morris is also able to bring his subject to life on the page—the adored yet autocratic and often neglectful husband of two wives and father of six children. If the great man who emerges from it is less a sentimental hero than an overwhelming force of nature, driven onward by compulsive creativity, then Edison is at last getting his biographical due.

Author Edmund Morris
Isbn 0679644652
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2019-10-22
Pages 800
Language English
File format PDF

In this book, you’re going to learn about the scientific contribution of Thomas Edison. You will also get a glimpse of the prevalent socio-economic situations that pushed Thomas to tap the world of electricity and become a famous inventor too. With interesting image choices and wonderful layout, this book will soon become one of your child’s favorite. Fifth Grade thomas edison biography,childerns biography books,kids biography books,kids engineer book,edison biography,biography books for kids,biographies for kids,inventor biographies kids,what is a scientist book,celebrity biography books,thomas edison book,thomas edison for kids,kids books thomas edison,thomas edison books,inventor books for kids,electricity kids books,electronic for kids book,electricity book children,edison tesla book,electricity books for kid

Author Dissected Lives
Isbn 154195680X
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-12-31
Pages 74
Language English
File format PDF

This 180 day, reproducible Social Studies Daily Workbook will introduce your students to fun, fascinating, and fast facts about their state. Each day, your class will learn valuable information to supplement the social studies curriculum. Skills covered in these daily lessons include reading comprehension, basic math computation, spelling, and new vocabulary words. This book is divided into 36 weekly sections. Topics covered include state basics, geography, history, people, and government. Every Friday is a 'Fun Friday' where students can dive into word searches, mazes, puzzles and other activities that stimulate their imagination!

Author Carole Marsh
Isbn 0635088088
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 78
Language English
File format PDF

Thomas Edison, world-class inventor. You might know that he devised the electric light bulb and the phonograph. But what about his development of train-controlling sticks? Or his airborne way to send pancakes to his Cousin Fran in Texas? You’re about to be treated to the Lieographical aspects of Thomas Edison’s life, in this funny, lighthearted, “all that didn’t happen” take on the man whose inventions transformed our daily existence. The book ends with a short—but true—account of Edison’s life—just enough to encourage kids to find out more on this important historical figure. But even if readers have already learned about Edison, the wacky stories in this tall-tales book will be even more enjoyable.

Author Alan Katz
Isbn 193910050X
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-10-15
Pages 64
Language English
File format PDF

Many parents in the Garden State are familiar with Great Adventure in Jackson, the boardwalk at Point Pleasant, and the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, but do they know about Kindermusik in Teaneck, the Young Chef’s Academy in Hillsborough, or the Buehler Challenger and Science Center in Paramus? In New Jersey for Kids, Patrick Sarver provides parents with a handy reference guide offering hundreds of educational and entertaining ideas for children and their parents to explore and enjoy. Activities are designed specifically for kids ages 12 and under and cover a wide array of fun ways to enrich their intellectual lives, build their athletic skills, express themselves creatively, or just have room to play. The activities covered include: Robotics workshops Themed tea parties Plays and performances for children Museum tours, special exhibits, and programs for kids Pony rides and horseback riding lessons Specialized summer camps Arts and crafts classes Gymnastics classes Zoos and nature activities Hockey, soccer, and baseball clinics Acting and dancing lessons Play centers with slides, ball pits, and bounce castles Busy parents no longer need to spend hours surfing the Web and scouting out resources to find nearby activities their kids might enjoy. New Jersey for Kids puts this information right in the palms of their hands. Chapters are organized by category so it is easy to locate just the right activities to suit an individual child’s interests, whether it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon or a class that might inspire a lifelong passion. Along with descriptions and commentary, listings include recommended age ranges, handicap accessibility, and estimated durations of activities as well as practical information on hours, price ranges, Web sites, and phone numbers.

Author Patrick Sarver
Isbn 0813553571
Genre Travel
Year 2012-03-16
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Learn about the life of Thomas Edison in this early reader biography. Most people today know Thomas Edison as the inventor of the light bulb—except, he isn’t! In Edison’s time, other inventors were working on the light bulb, but no one could figure out how to keep the light bulb lit. This is where Edison came in. Read and find out all about the real story of Thomas Edison’s life and his many amazing inventions, like the movie camera and the battery for an electric car! Beginning readers will learn about the milestones in Thomas Edison’s life in this Level Two I Can Read. This biography reader includes a timeline and historical photos all about the life of this inspiring figure. Thomas Edison: Lighting the Way is a Level Two I Can Read, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

Author Lori Haskins Houran
Isbn 0062432893
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-11-05
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

This 180 day, reproducible Social Studies Daily Workbook will introduce your students to fun, fascinating, and fast facts about their state. Each day, your class will learn valuable information to supplement the social studies curriculum. Skills covered in these daily lessons include reading comprehension, basic math computation, spelling, and new vocabulary words. This book is divided into 36 weekly sections. Topics covered include state basics, geography, history, people, and government. Every Friday is a 'Fun Friday' where students can dive into word searches, mazes, puzzles and other activities that stimulate their imagination!

Author Carole Marsh
Isbn 0635087413
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 78
Language English
File format PDF

SUCCESS BEGINS WITH ATTITUDE. Yet a truly positive, resilient outlook—the kind that just won't quit—often takes training, self-reflection, and practice. But staying positive in tough times isn't easy. If you've experienced a setback at work, suffered a personal loss, or struggle to make it through the monotony of the workday, A Kick in the Attitude is for you. What jumper cables are to a car battery, this book is to your attitude. It's the positive charge you need to break out of the trap of negative thinking and get back on the track to achieving the success you deserve. What if you already feel happy and successful? You will still benefit. A Kick in the Attitude is that positive charge that will catapult your life in a positive direction. It will recharge your batteries and keep you thriving through all life's ups and downs. It shows you how to develop the kind of positive, resilient outlook on life that keeps you going—with just a little training, self-reflection, and practice. A Kick in the Attitude describes the concrete, proven principles that will put focus and vigor back into your life and work. It gives you the tools you need to revive your attitude with passion and purpose—to make your attitude work for you rather than against you. This is a simple, straightforward guide that will let you convert adversity into new directions and new opportunities; improve your productivity and teamwork in the office; and bring passion and confidence to everything you do in life. Featuring eighteen principles for living and working with enthusiasm and positivity—this is just the kick-in-the-pants we all need.

Author Sam Glenn
Isbn 9780470575833
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2009-12-30
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Kids ask the darndest things . . . and here are the answers—all in one helpful book! Anyone who has ever been a kid, raised a kid, or spent any time with kids knows that asking questions is a critical part of growing up. Kids have curious minds and they come up with some very interesting questions. But the truth is adults don't always know the answers. The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) comes to the rescue. Written with a child's imagination in mind, this easy-to-understand book is a launching pad for curious young minds and a life raft for parents at wits end. It addresses nearly 800 queries with enough depth and detail to both satisfy the curiosity of persistent young inquisitors and provide parents with a secure sense of a job well done. It'll equip every parent for those difficult, absurd, or sometimes funny questions from their kids, such as Is there life on Mars? Do rivers ever dry up? Why are there wars? Is there such a thing as a funny bone? Why do dogs bark? Why is the sky blue? Why do people have to grow old? Why do people speak different languages?

Author Gina Misiroglu
Isbn 1578593247
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2009-10-01
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF

This blend of authoritative historic overview and human interest stories recounts one of the most important eras in American history This educational activity book introduces young readers to the Industrial Revolution through the people, places, and inventions of the time, from the incredibly wealthy Rockefellers and Carnegies and the dingy and dangerous factories of the day to the creation of new forms of transportation and communication. By recounting this fascinating period in American history through the eyes of everyday workers, kids, sports figures, and social activists whose names never appeared in history books—including Hannah Montague, who revolutionized the clothing industry with her highly popular detachable collars and cuffs and Clementine Lamadrid, who either helped save starving New Yorkers or scammed the public into contributing to her one-cent coffee stands—this book helps tell the human stories of the Industrial Revolution. Twenty-one engaging and fun crosscurricular activities bring the times and technologies to life and allow for readers to make an assembly line sandwich, analyze the interchangeable parts of a common household fixture, weave a placemat, tell a story through photographs, and much more. Additional resources featured include books to read, places to visit, and websites to explore.

Author Cheryl Mullenbach
Isbn 1613746938
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2014-08-01
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF