By: Arooj Arslan and Salma Nakhuda
Arooj Arslan is a Teacher and a Digital Lead Learner Mentor in the Toronto District School Board. She has completed a Master of Education program with a focus on leadership in technology and 21st century learning.
Salma Nakhuda is a Teacher/Teacher-Librarian in TDSB. She is passionate about equity and enjoys doing hands-on STEAM activities in Makerspace.
With the advancements in Science & Technology, we need to acknowledge and credit the long chain of scientists, engineers, and inventors who spent their lives in exploration leading up to these advancements.
To highlight some of the contributions made by the Muslim Civilization in the middle ages, we have created a series of engaging lessons to introduce K-12 students to some of the significant contributions made by Muslim scientists and inventors in the fields of engineering, physics, astronomy, and mathematics.
These 3 part lessons have engaging minds-on activities that will enable the students to understand the Muslim contributions in the fields of science, followed by curriculum-connected, hands-on activities that will encourage students to use their creative thinking and the design thinking skills. The lessons will encourage students to think deeper about the design process and how the contributions of the past affect our present and future.