Who's Big Idea Was It?
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. As a child he asked his teacher many, many questions of his teacher; so much so that his teacher was amazed. Young Thomas eventually did a lot of learning at home and by going to the local library, which his parents taught him how to use.
George Eastman invented film for the camera. As a child he was a very big help to his family. As he prepared for a vacation, he bought a camera to document his travels. It was very complicated to use and carry around and he thought about how to make it better, a key trait of all inventors.
Philo Farnsworth invented television transmission. As a child he was a wonderful musician and he was interested in the topic of electricity. He even made an electronic washing machine for his family.
For information about many other inventors, enjoy our Invention and Discovery book display next time you stop by the library.
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