On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, the Mupat Library organized a science experiment activity to honor the contributions of two renowned Muslim scientists, Ibn al-Haytham and Jabir ibn Hayyan. This event was held to commemorate the holy month of Ramadan and provide an enjoyable learning experience for children.
Promoting Science Book Collections and Biographies of Muslim Inventors at the Library
During the Ibn al-Haytham experiment, children utilized microscopes to observe objects and microorganisms, while in the Jabir ibn Hayyan experiment, they learned simple chemical reactions through a miniature volcanic eruption using vinegar and baking soda. The librarian and activity instructor, Dwi Rinda Aulia, stated that this activity also aimed to promote the science book collection and biographies of Muslim inventors in the library, fostering hope among children to become scientists or inventors in the future.
Aldzikra Melvin Harangga, a participant from grade 1, shared his experience, “I am delighted to be a part of this activity. It’s exciting and interesting to see small objects under the microscope and witness the eruption of a miniature volcano. I learned that science is not just about memorizing facts from textbooks but also about exploration and experimentation.”
For the Creators of the Future
The Mupat Library is committed to continuously providing engaging and beneficial programs for children. The science experiment activity highlighting famous Muslim scientists is intended to enrich their knowledge and open opportunities for children to become scientists or inventors in the future.