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May 2004
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Edison Invents
Lively site on the sire of light.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional


Edison Invents, produced by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, provides information and resources for teachers and students to learn about the man and his inventions.
The site is attractive and interactive with a good use of color and black and white photos. Flash Player is required and a link to the free download is provided at the site.
This site is very user-friendly. Links to the three main sections and the game are on the front page. Subsequent pages have a menu bar at the top of each page.

Edison Invents is a great resource for teachers and students teaching and learning about invention. Thomas Alva Edison, The Wizard of Menlo Park, had l,093 patents to his name -- and this record has never been topped. He is credited with inventing such everyday things as the telephone, electric light bulb, phonograph, telegraph, motion pictures and much more. Students can learn all about his life, inventions and how to create their own light bulb. The interactive game gives them another opportunity to learn about his life and inventions in a fun way. The concentration type game highlights a link to more information about the invention when a match is made. Included are resource links and booklists for further study.


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