Thomas Edison Wordsearch

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Happy Birthday to Thomas Edison who was born on February 11, 1847 (Milan, Ohio) and died on October 18th, 1931. He was an American inventor and great businessman. We owe our thanks to him for developing many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. Some of his more well-known inventions include: the vote recorder, universal stock ticker, incandescent light bulb, phonograph, and camera.

Word searches develop spelling skills, extend vocabulary, and emphasize pattern recognition. Find all the hidden words! Enjoy replaying one of your favorite word searches. Each time you replay it, the words are reordered to make it more challenging.

Word Search Instructions:

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1. To view vocabulary words in the boxes below the puzzle, click on each box.
2. To play, click on the first letter of the word and then click on the last letter of the vocabulary word to highlight the entire word in the puzzle.
3. Words may be found going forward, backward, up, down, or diagonally.
4. After each vocabulary word is found, each word in the box will have a slash through it if clicked on.
5. Once you have completed the word search, a message will say CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WIN!
6. Have fun!

Mobile version may vary. (Word Box: inventor, lightbulb, phonograph, recorder, stock ticker).

Homeschoolers: sketch/color an illustration. Theme: inventions. Read the exciting story called “The Tailor of Gloucester” in Learning to Read: Favorite Fairy Tales. Describe what the tailor created. What did Thomas Edison invent? What would you like to invent?

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About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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