Discovering Electricity - Early Pioneers

In the late 17th and early 18th century, people were thinking about electricity.  Experimentalists produced it with electrostatic generators so they could entertain audiences with interesting, crowd-pleasing experiments.

Step back in time with Professor Jim Al-Khalili who introduces us to people like Francis Hauksbee.  This clip, from a BBC documentary on the "History of Electricity," features some of those long-ago experiments which stunned audiences.

Media Credits

Clip from "History of Electricity," a production by the BBC and Open University, online via BBC's Channel at YouTube.  Copyright BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the production.


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