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Teaching Solving problems and designing solutions: Thomas A. Edison

Solving problems and designing solutions: Thomas A. Edison

Thomas Edison used energy transformations to solve problems. He made a new kind of light bulb that was safe and cheap. He also made a better kind of battery that was stronger and lasted longer. Edison did many tests until he found the best solution for both.

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What can Thomas Edison's career teach us about solving problems and designing solutions?


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