Phillipsburg Middle School, Phillipsburg, KS

Phillipsburg Middle School, Phillipsburg, KS

Phillipsburg Middle School 7th Grade Art, 4th 9 weeks group, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg Middle School 7th Grade Art, 4th 9 weeks group, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Kyleigh, Elyzabeth, and Mariah

Teacher: Julie Peterson-Shea

Title: Imagination and a Pile of Junk

Theme: Innovation- Edison and Beyond

Materials: Tissue paper, collage, marker

About: Thomas Edison was not only an inventor but also a man full of imagination. Like in his quote… “Imagination and a pile of junk is all you need,” and all he needed. He inspired many people to invent today, and has been in on inventions we use today. His legacy will never end and will be remembered forever. We thank him for his inspiration towards life.

Phillipsburg Middle School 7th Grade Art, 4th 9 weeks group, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg Middle School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Trey and Melissa

Art Teacher: Julie Peterson-Shea

Title: There’s A Way to Do It Better, Find It

Theme: Innovation- Edison and Beyond

Materials: Tissue paper, collage, marker, yarn

About: Thomas Edison was a famous inventor who didn’t always invent new things.
Thomas was known to fix things up. Did you know he didn’t really invent the
light bulb? He didn’t invent it but made it better and improved it. Edison fixed
other inventor contraptions to make them even better.

On our poster we interpreted a quote that states “There’s A Way To Do It Better- Find It” this means that in life there are ways to do it easier that may not be totally right but a better way to do it, and also there are harder ways to do things but are probably the correct way to do it. Also on this poster we added one picture of one of Thomas’s invention. The movie camera was a big invention in 1918 and it still very well is today. Thomas Edison was a very hardworking man who always found something to make better.

Phillipsburg Middle School 7th Grade Art, 4th 9 weeks group, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg Middle School 7th Grade Art, 4th 9 weeks group, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Ashlynn and Matthew

Teacher: Julie Peterson-Shea

Title: 99% Perspiration

Theme: Science/Technology

Materials: Tissue paper, collage, marker, colored pencil

About: Thomas Edison helped improve a lot of things. Some of his inventions/ improvements are the light bulb, kinetoscope, kinetophone, phonograph, carbon phone,
telegraph, and the motion picture. We chose the quote, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration,” because it shows that you have to have hard
work. The brain and the bright colors around it show that he had a brain full of ideas. Thomas Edison helped make America better.

Phillipsburg Middle School 7th Grade Art, 4th 9 weeks group, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg Middle School 7th Grade Art, 4th 9 weeks group, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Jackson and Sierra

Teacher: Julie Peterson-Shea

Title: Life Long Inventor

Theme: Science / Technology

Materials: Tissue paper, collage, marker, colored pencils

About: Thomas Edison was a famous inventor. He improved the movie camera so we could make movies easier. He also invented the mimeograph that was used for making copies like printing press. Thomas also revised the incandescent light bulb so we could have light when it is dark inside our our homes. Edison also made a phonograph. When he was young he owned his own store. He was an inventor most of his life.

Phillipsburg Middle School 7th Grade Art, 4th 9 weeks group, Phillipsburg, KS

Created by Phillipsburg Middle School 7th Grade Art, 4th 9 weeks group, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Ashley and Ben

Teacher: Julie Peterson-Shea

Title: More Opportunities than Ability

Theme: Innovation- Edison and Beyond

Materials: Tissue paper, collage, markers, colored pencils

About: Thomas Edison was more than just an inventor. He taught us that there is more opportunity than there is ability. He always thought that there was something that could be done or improved. Edison believed that he shouldn’t just just create an item but also the whole system and how to get it there. I think that we should all take his advice and and take every day as an opportunity. Just remember there is more opportunity than there is ability.