Science and Islam: Introduction Lesson

The Introduction Lesson provides an introduction to the historical development of Science and Islam and to objects in the museum’s collection.
The resources include PowerPoint presentations, teachers’ notes and student worksheets to support structured discussion and research activities.


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Overview and Lesson Plan [pdf]

Science and Islam timeline [pdf]

Science and technology in Medieval Islam [pdf] [PowerPoint]

Science and technology in Medieval Islam: Teachers’ notes [pdf]

What can you tell from this object? [pdf] [PowerPoint]

Activity 1: Student object sheets [pdf]

Activity 1: Teacher’s notes [pdf]

Activity 2: Student brief [pdf]

If you have any comments or queries about these resources, please contact the Education Officer responsible for secondary schools.

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