There is a large candle lit chamber with two hanging seats below attached with a silk rope attached. This device was generating static electricity. The man placed some gold leaf in front of him. He then generated electricity and charged the boy through a connecting rod. The man lies across the two swings and stretches his hands out to a plate of gold leaf on the floor. Gold leaf, even feathers, leapt to the boy’s fingers. Electricity could move from the machine to the boy’s body through to his hands. But the silk rope stopped it. The electricity could flow through some things like the boys hands but not travel through the silk rope.
There are two types of substances
Insulators and conductors.
Insulators held electric charge within them and wouldn’t let it move, like the silk. Conductors allow electricity to flow through them, like metals.
Why does electricity effect our everyday lives so much?
How would people live without electricity?
Who invented electricity?