KSS presents a session on “Footsteps Through Time: History of Travelling” at National History Museum, Lahore

Registration: Registration is required.
Date: June 27, 2024
Time: 9:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Venue: National History Museum, Lahore

Abstract:

The Khwarizmi Science Society held an engaging session titled “Footsteps Through Time: History of Travelling” (سفر کی تاریخ کا سفر), at the National History Museum. This event, aimed to engage children attending a summer school program, took the participants on a journey through different historical eras, highlighting significant inventions and advancements in travel.

The session began with an introduction to the concept of travelling. The children were introduced to the importance of travel in human history, setting the stage for understanding how travel has evolved over time. The discussion moved to the ancient era, where the focus was on the earliest inventions that facilitated travel. The children learned about the invention of the wheel, early boats, and the use of animals for transportation. This segment helped them appreciate the ingenuity of ancient civilisation.

Next, the classic era was discussed, highlighting advancements such as the development of roads and bridges by the Romans, and the innovations in maritime travel by the Greeks and Phoenicians. This discussion underscored the impact of these inventions on trade and cultural exchanges.

 

In an interactive activity, the children were asked to draw a coin design as if they were a king or queen. This activity encouraged creativity and helped them understand the significance of coins in ancient travel and trade.

 

 

 

 

The focus then shifted to the middle era, where the inventions of the magnetic compass, maps, the astrolabe, and improvements in shipbuilding were discussed. These advancements played crucial roles in exploration and long-distance travel.

 

 

The discussion on the modern era covered significant inventions like the steam engine, automobiles, airplanes, and space travel. This session highlighted the rapid advancements in travel technology and their impact on global connectivity. The final activity involved using microscopes to observe various specimens. The children had the opportunity to see microscopic details of different materials, sparking their interest in the scientific study of the natural world.

Through these sessions, the Khwarizmi Science Society provided an educational and engaging experience for the children. The event not only taught them about the history of travel but also encouraged them to think creatively and scientifically. The hands-on activities, especially the coin drawing and microscopy sessions, fostered a fun and interactive learning environment. The “Footsteps Through Time” session at the National History Museum left a lasting impression on the young participants, igniting their curiosity and passion for history and science.