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Mini Lesson #2 Curated Resources

This list of resources includes primary and secondary sources containing information regarding Thomas Edison. The list includes other resources needed to teach mini lesson #2 as well.

Thomas Edison - Inventions -

In his 84 years, Thomas Edison acquired a record number of 1,093 patents (singly or jointly) and was the driving force behind such innovations as the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb and one of the earliest motion picture cameras. He also created the world's first industrial research laboratory.

Thomas A. Edison

U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Edison National Historic Site Feb. 11, 1847 to Oct. 18, 1931 Almost entirely self-educated, Thomas Alva Edison began experimenting in the cellar of his family home around the age of 10.

Edison At Work

American inventor Thomas Edison conducting an experiment in his laboratory, circa 1910. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific of American inventors, was...

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Thomas Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory in New Jersey, photographed on...

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The Electric Light Bulb is Invented by Thomas Edison | This Day in History

Published: October 22, 2011 When the visionary inventor and entrepreneur Steve Jobs died some two weeks ago, he was compared, repeatedly, to just one person: Thomas Alva Edison. That 19th century wizard held over a thousand patents, inventing the phonograph, the motion picture camera and most significantly, the electric light.

Patent drawing for the electric light bulb.

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BrainPOP Video: Thomas Edison

BrainPOP Video: Thomas Edison

Here is the link to the BrainPOP video, "Thomas Edison." (It would not allow me to upload the link directly).