Beat the Flood STEM challenge

In this resource, suitable for Key Stage Two to Three (age 7-14), students use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house. Activities to help them with their design include testing materials (for strength and absorbency) and structures. Set on a fictitious island coping with the devastating effects of flooding caused by climate change Beat the Flood is perfect for STEM and science clubs, curriculum enrichment days, and providing a great context for science and Design and Technology lessons. Material to support delivery of the challenge include teacher’s notes, student activity sheets and a PowerPoint presentation, This resource is provided by Practical Action.

Beat the flood

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