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The Ibn Al-Haytham educational resources are designed to support teachers within the classroom environment as well as offer exciting learning for families at home.

1. The Ibn Al-Haytham Educational Guide

The Ibn Al-Haytham Educational Guide includes a range of hands-on workshops and science demonstrations, with links to fantastic resources, for understanding the fundamental principles of light, optics and vision. The step-by-step activities aim to engage young people to make, design and tinker while better understanding the significant contributions of Ibn al-Haytham to our understanding of both vision and light.

Activity Guide Books: English & Arabic

2. ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al Haytham’ Short Film

[youtube v=”MmPTTFff44k”] Française – Deutsche – 中文版 – فيلم – Español


Watch the short film ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’. From director and producer Ahmed Salim, starring legendary actor Omar Sharif, voice by Khalid Abdalla and music composed by Sami Yusuf.

The film follows the inspirational true story of the challenging and thrilling life of Ibn al-Haytham. By watching the film Children explore the world of the young scientist and how his dedication, curiosity and inquisitiveness led him to reveal and prove, through experimentation, the fundamentals of our modern knowledge of light.

3. “Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See”  Children’s Book

Published by 1001 Inventions in partnership with National Geographic Kids, the colorfully illustrated book takes readers on a wondrous journey of Ibn al-Haytham. Follow the story of the brave scientist from 11th century Arabia who embarks upon a quest to uncover ancient mysteries that would change our world forever.

The book offers young readers an introduction to the understanding of vision theories and optical principles. Through Ibn al-Haytham’s most amazing discoveries, the book introduces the concepts of light science and show how it applies to our world today.

English Version: Amazon.co.uk
German Version: Amazon.de 
Arabic Version: تحميل وقراءة كتاب الحسن بن الهيثم: الرجل الذي اكتشف كيف نرى

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