Found your Snack Talk about Electroscopes most interesting.
The gold leaf electroscope was invented about 1789 by Abraham BENNET.
He wrote a book about it, together with 141 experiments he used it
for. The experiments are written out in a simple way, like what to
do with a Leggo set. He did things that kids should NOT do, like
flying a kite in a thunderstorm.
I have just transcribed BENNET's book, together with lots of
images. Have a look at:
It might even give you more ideas of what to do in electrostatics.
For instance, can you reproduce his beautiful "Lichtenburg figure",
John Palmer, Dorset, England
Author of Wirksworth website
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