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Task7

The Mussenbroek challenge

.Pieter von Mussenbroek was interested in storing electricity in a bottle. He made a simple device called a Leyden jar.

 

Practical Investigation

Your challenge is to make a simple Leyden jar. This link will be useful. Do not get over ambitious with this activity. The link given above is quite suitable, but larger jars like the one pictured above in the London Science Museum can give a really nasty kick.

 

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