Physical Science

Unit 3: Energy on the Move

Edison or Tesla


Who invented the light bulb? Who was the more prolific inventor – Thomas Edison or Nikola Tesla? Compare the careers of these two inventors to answer these questions.


Research the lives of Edison and Tesla. Use a word processing or spreadsheet application to create a timeline that spans the years 1800-1950. Include significant events in the lives and careers of these inventors, as well as important inventions and discoveries made by other people of that period.


Thomas Edison

Nikola Tesla

Historical milestones

Timeline Templates

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