In the 1700s, Ben Franklin and other scientists hosted parties to show off the latest discoveries in static electricity. Join the party and try out some electric parlor tricks!
- See if you can make your hair rise by cranking up the electrostatic generator.
- Charge a Leyden jar battery and zap the Franklin bells to make them ring.
- Light up the sparking sign to reveal its secret picture.
- Crank up a mini hail storm with the generator and watch how static electricity works.