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Edision: Edison

Grade 5 research

Inventor Scientist

"I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work."

Thomas Edison


Edison was not the only inventor who experimented with the incadescent lightbulb. See who else helped.


Edison's Patent

This link from The National Archives includes a text description and other links.

Edison Links

Learn aout Edison and how to make your own lightbulb.

This National Park Service website explains the importanceof Edison's inventions. It also provides a timeline.

This Smithsonian website discusses the process of invention and uses Edison's inventions as an example.

Henry Ford, himself an inventor, was a great admirer and contemporary of Edison. Ford recreated Edison's lab at his (Ford's) living history museum, Greenfield Village. This website is from Greenfield Village and offers detailed information on Edison's childhood, his inventons and patents, and a chronology. P.S. Mrs. Zajko visited Edison's lab at Greenfield - cool place!!

Edison had over 1,000 inventions, but not all of them worked.

The Franklin Institue discusses how Edison invented the incadescent light bulb.

Eyewitness to History

Re-enactment of the invention of the light-bulb

This video from The Henry Ford Museum was filmed after a banquet in 1929 in honor of the 50th anniversary of Edison's invention. Edison and his assistant are showing how the bulb works. There are subtitles.

Inside the Light Bulb

Did you ever wonder what is inside a lightbulb?

How a Lightbulb is Manufactured