Thomas Edison Birthplace


Inventors apply the laws of nature to create items that make our lives easier, more productive, and more fulfilling; so inventors are practicing engineering at its most fundamental level. Thomas Edison, famous inventor, is known for creating the first practical electric light bulb, sound recording device, and motion picture projector. The Edison General Electric Company of West Orange, N.J., became General Electric (GE). The house was built by Edison's father, and Thomas lived here for 7 years, from birth in 1847 until moving to Port Huron, Mich. The museum has a collection of Edison's early inventions and family mementos.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Electrical
Topic(s):Electricity
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

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