Unit - History 6

                   Electricity’s base or root word is electric and it is derived from the Greek word  “elektron” meaning amber. Early evidence of electricity was noted about 600 B.C.  Greek philosopher, Thales of Miletus, is thought to be the first person to have witnessed the attractive properties of amber. [A hard, translucent, fossilized resin]. Its color is yellow, orange or brownish-yellow and is used for making jewelry and other ornamental objects. It was found that by rubbing amber against fur cloth, feathers or particles of straw would attract to it.




n      Around 600 B.C. the Greeks documented the effects of static electricity.

n      The word electricity comes from the word “electric”.

n      Electric comes from the Greek word “elektron” meaning amber.

n      Amber is clear and used for making jewelry.