The First People to Discover Static Electricity

By: Dusty Arlia
Published on November 27, 2011
Updated on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 7:17 PM
Total Updates: 4

The Greeks discovered static electricity when playing with magnetized rocks and staticy tree resin. Elecktron was their name for amber, which could attract certain materials if you rubbed it with fur. The ancient Greeks, by rubbing fur on glass, could isolate only small amounts of charge.

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