Books of the month (Unit #12 Thomas Edison & Engineering)

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts

Engineering- rosie revere, engineer

Mechanimals by Chris Tougas

Engineering- Mechanimals

Awesome Dawson by Chris Gall

Engineering- Awesome dawson

Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman and Dan Yaccarino

Engineering- Boy & Bot

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Engineering- the wild robot

The Reinvention of Edison Thomas by Jacqueline Houtman

Engineering- The reinvention of edison thomas

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara

Engineering- The 3 little aliens and the big bad robot

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Engineering- The invention of hugo cabret

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Science in the community (Unit #12 Thomas Edison & Engineering)

Lego Leagues

robotics club

BONUS: Visit an SURC-ET: Southern Utah Robotics Coalition event OR be involved in the Junior First Lego League @ North OR visit an automotive or mechanic shop

In class we will be building and engineering with PVC pipes, legos and snap circuits. Get ready to “gear up for success”, because this is your “shortcut to awesome” in science class.

Lego your mind and explore (Unit #12 Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”~ Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 to October 18, 1931) was an American inventor who is considered one of America’s leading businessmen. Edison rose from humble beginnings to work as an inventor of major technology, including the first commercially viable incandescent light bulb. He is credited today for helping to build America’s economy during the nation’s vulnerable early years.

Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the practical incandescent electric light bulb and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions.

“Edison’s inventions and improvements on already invented equipment let people live more comfortably. His inventions provided entertainment. The telegraph let people send messages quickly. In war time or emergencies, telegraphs saved lives. When the Titanic sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, a telegraph alerted rescuers to the disaster. ~ Easy science for kids