1001 Inventions Launches New Website

Free Online Resources to Educate and Entertain Children

London, 18 October 2020: 1001 Inventions launches a new website to provide easy access to explore its global initiatives, educational resources, feature stories and news.

From astronomical discoveries in the vast sky to navigating and exploring the deep blue seas to fascinating observations of the rich diversity of the animal kingdom to innovations in medicine and ingenious machinery — the feature stories on the ‘Discover’ page cover these exciting topics and more from the golden age of Arabic science.

To learn more about 1001 Inventions global educational initiatives produced to help spark young people’s interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) while promoting diversity and intercultural appreciation, visit the ‘Initiatives’ page presenting 1001 Inventions initiatives inspired by lesser-known pioneers from the history of science.

The ‘Fun and Learning’ page includes a variety of educational material to bring fun and engaging learning to classrooms or at home. A range of inspiring and entertaining digital books and short films are freely accessible on this page. The carefully designed activity guides are downloadable and include clear and simple instructions, using household and easy to purchase material. These guides and activity sheets aim to nurture children’s skills at setting goals, following rules, exploration, problem-solving, creative thinking as well as cognitive and motor skills.

New Annotated Reference (Text Only) Edition of 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions resources celebrate remarkable men and women who worked together in harmony over a thousand years ago, during the golden age of Arabic science, for the betterment of society and helped shape the way we live today. Often referred to as ‘Heroes of the Golden Age’, these pioneers from the history of science come to life with their fascinating stories to help excite learners about STEAM subjects and allow teachers and parents to engage children. The high-quality activities help introduce various scientific concepts while sparking curiosity and igniting the spirit of creativity and innovation.

Through inspirational content coupled with colourful and creative visuals, children learn about math, science, engineering, astronomy, medicine, history, geography, arts, music and other themes through inspiring lesser-known pioneers including Al-Jahiz, the Banu Musa brothers, Al-Zahrawi, Jabir ibn Hayyan and Ibn al-Haytham who made important discoveries in our understanding of light science.

The ‘Global Events’ page takes visitors on a global tour following 1001 Inventions festivals, events and programmes around the world. Learn more about the cities we visited so far and get in touch to bring 1001 Inventions fun and engaging events and programmes to your community.

About 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions is an award-winning, British based organisation that creates international educational campaigns and initiatives aiming to spark young people’s interest in science. 1001 Inventions believes in the power of culture and storytelling to encourage innovation and promote diversity and inclusion. As such, 1001 Inventions produces themed transmedia productions uncovering fascinating contributions of lesser-known pioneers from Arab, Asian and other Eastern cultures. Such creative public engagement productions cover a wide array of themes including health and wellbeing, machines and robotics, chemistry and its applications as well as animals and nature.

1001 Inventions has engaged with over 450 million people across the globe through effective grassroots outreach as well as working with a network of international partners, including UNESCO, the United Nations World Food Programme, National Geographic and leading academics to produce interactive exhibits, shorts films, live shows, books and educational resources that are being used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.

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