Education

Ingenious Innovations: Islamic Science Rediscovered

California Premiere. Closes February 26.
Now Open.


Beginning Wed Dec 21, 2011 through February 26, 2012, we are proud to offer free admission to this exhibition.

Islamic Science Rediscovered celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars and scientists in the arts, astronomy, engineering, exploration, flight, mathematics, optics, and medicine.

In order to obtain your free ticket, please see our ticket sellers in our lobby.

Meets many California Content Standards in History-Social Science, Science and Math for various grade levels.

The Tech Museum and ING Student Contest: Winter 2012
We are running a contest for your students. The winning class will be awarded entrance to one free hands-on science labs (for list of possible labs) valued at $225 for up to 32 students, tickets to see Arabia in The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater valued at $4 per person on the field trip.

Arabia (45 minutes) is a thought-provoking learning adventure about a land steeped in myth and mystery. For more information about Arabia including curriculum standards download the Educator and Activity Guide. (Title 1 schools qualify for fee-waived IMAX. )

Read more about the exhibit at: The Tech Museum.

From the following contest question, have your students submit either a 1-page typed essay, drawing, or art project that directly addresses the one of the questions below. All submission should be received at The Tech Museum by January 27, 2012.

By Mail:
The Tech Museum
201 South Market Street
San Jose, Ca 95113
Attn: Marketing: ing Student Contest 2012
By Email: studentcontest2012@thetech.org

Contest Questions (one per student):
  1. Name one scientific discovery that you are impressed by from the Muslim World from the time period 700 - 1700 CE (refer to Exhibit site for ideas). Explain the scientific discovery and why you picked it.
  2. Is religious freedom still valued in the United States and how does having an exhibit like this represent the application of the First Amendment?
  3. How is diversity in America similar to the concept of diversity throughout the Muslim world?
What is one example of how you practice the principles of cultural diversity in your everyday life?

To Book a free field trip for your class now!
Be sure to leave time to explore our hands-on exhibits in the museum.
Call (408) 294-8324 to reserve your field trip.
Check out this website for more ideas and information to use in your classroom.


Ingenious Innovations: Islamic Science Rediscovered is an amazing, interactive exhibition that reveals 1000 years of discovery on 3 continents Africa, Europe and Asia and is suitable for all ages. Amazing ancient Islamic inventions are brought to life by more than 40 stations with interactive exhibits. This global touring exhibition celebrates the contribution of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the Golden Age of the Islamic World (circa 8th to 18th centuries CE) and the influence of their discoveries and inventions on contemporary society.

Ingenious Innovations: Islamic Science Rediscovered offers you and your students the rare opportunity to discover the innovation, science, and technology mastery of one of today's most misunderstood cultures.

Hear what teachers like you have told us about this exhibition after the first open house:

"Very relative to 7th Grade World History CA Standards in curriculum."
Grade 6-8 teacher from Redwood Christian Middle School/High School

"The exhibits are appropriate for multiple age groups"
Teacher from Sierra School, Grades 6-12

"Great combination of science and history. "
Grade 4-5 teacher from Ohlone PAUSD

"So much to learn - beautiful exhibits. "
Grade 4-5 teacher Clyde A.

"This exhibit provides numerous examples and "jumping off" points for science and social studies curriculum."
Grade 4-5 teacher from Campbell Christian School

"I loved it! 120 students are coming the end of Sept. "
Grade 6-8 teacher from Dartmouth Middle School

The exhibition covers the main fields of Islamic scientific endeavor including architecture, arts, astronomy, engineering, exploration, flight, mathematics, medicine, optics and water control.

Complement your Islamic Science Rediscovered Experience
See Arabia.
Only $4 more per person in The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater.
Title 1 schools qualify for fee-waived IMAX.


Arabia (45 minutes) is a thought-provoking learning adventure about a land steeped in myth and mystery. Experience the story of one of the most powerful, yet least understood, regions on Earth today. Audiences will hurtle back into the Islamic Golden Age of Invention. Join three million Muslims on the Hajj pilgrimage and get to know the young Arabians transforming tomorrow's world. For more information including curriculum standards download the download the Educator Guide.

Islamic Science Rediscovered was researched and developed by MTE Studios, located in Dubai U.A.E and Capetown South Africa. MTE Studios has also played a major role in the design, manufacture and installation of numerous interactive exhibits at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. Recently, the multidisciplinary team delivered turnkey a museum on Islamic Science for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. © MTE Studios


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