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Craft: Create a mini theater using a shoebox with one end cut out as the screen. Draw characters on paper and attach them to popsicle sticks.

Experiment: Use a flashlight as your projector. Shine it through the characters onto the screen and move the sticks to tell a story. Just like Edison's early movies!

Make a Simple


Invent a Mini

Light Bulb

CRAFT: Take a small clear plastic bottle and draw a smiley face on it with a permanent marker. Fill it with water and attach a small LED light (the "bulb")
to the cap.

Experiment: turn off the lights and watch your mini light bulb glow! Discuss how Edison's determination led to the invention of the light bulb.

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