Scientist Focus: Alhazen – The Father of Optics #WerringtonSTEM20-05-2019 | 07:00:53 | No Comments

 

As part of our work on ‘Light’, Y6 have been researching the famous scientist, Alhazen. One of his most important findings was that light travelled in straight lines. He was also able to disprove some of the theories from Ancient Greek philosophers who believed that the Greek goddess Aphrodite lit a fire in the human eye and that this made vision possible because light rays from this fire emanated from the eye, illuminating objects around us. 

Follow the links below to find out more:

https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-the-work-of-the-father-of-optics-alhazen/zry7vk7

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/famous-scientists/ibn-haytham/

https://www.visionlearning.com/en/library/Hidden/59/Alhazen:-Early-experiments-on-light/170

https://www.famousinventors.org/alhazen

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