Resources for Teachers
Welcome to teachers and students of Thomas Edison. Every day, teachers are finding Edison more and more relevant in the head and hands world of STEM education. In this section, we will be bringing you lots of examples about how to engage your students with practical, team-based, classroom exercises and activities. Stay tuned and check back often!
- Whatever Floats Your Boat – A Design Challenge: Here’s a simple design challenge, based on the PBS program Design Squad’s “Watercraft” activity that will prove engaging to most technology and engineering students.
- Pipe Cleaners, Plastic Straws, and Paper Clips – a Middle School Design Challenge: Here’s a simple design challenge where students build some very interesting structures out of simple materials like pipe cleaners, plastics straws and paper clips.
- Bringing Invention and an Inventor into the Early Grades
- Edison’s Inventions: Download a worksheet to help your class research and explore Thomas Edison’s inventions – remembering that he invented more than the lightbulb!