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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

Main Office (LaSalle County)
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Email: uie-blmp@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Bureau County)
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (LaSalle County)
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Marshall-Putnam County)
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Fieldcrest East Third Grade Discover the Secret to Success

The Inventors’ Secret: What Thomas Edison told Henry Ford by Suzanne Slade was the focus of University of Illinois Extension Ag in the Classroom’s February program for third grade. Fieldcrest East students learned that as young lads, both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford often found themselves in trouble due to their inquisitive experiments. Henry Ford was younger than his friend, Edison, and he was challenged by the older man’s successes. In fact, Thomas Edison made over 1000 attempts before perfecting his light bulb.  The numerous failures eventually gave way to a filament that would stay lit. His secret was simply to “keep at it.” Students understood that the inventions of Edison and Ford were the result of many trials and failures before they achieved success. Electricity plays a crucial part in starting all engines. Prior to Henry Ford developing his Model T, farm tractors were being developed. For a basic introduction into circuitry the third graders made simple and parallel circuits using battery packs, LED lights and playdough. They discovered dough made with salt was a good conductor of electricity while sugar dough was a poor conductor. The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/

If you have questions or need more information please call University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit at (309)364-2356.

 

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Local Contact: Julie Read, Community Worker, Ag in the Classroom, jread@illinois.edu