Lighting a Revolution

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 10/11/2009

Explore the process of invention and compare Thomas Edison's well-known work on the electric light bulb a century ago with several modern lighting inventions with this online activity. This resource looks at the process of innovation through a sequence of five steps: preconditions, invention, promotion, competition and consequences. A guest lounge and library include two photo galleries, scripts and curator notes for the exhibition, a mystery object, technical reference and historical overviews.

National Standards

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)