Monsoon Proof Roof

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This resource provides a practical context to explore the uses of everyday materials, based on their properties. Children are introduced to a problem of building a flood- proof home, which is faced by families in local communities in Bangladesh, looking at solutions that have been developed to solve this problem. This leads into an investigation in which children devise different types of enquiries to find out if a local material, straw, is the best material to use or if a different material would be better. This resource has been produced by the Association for Science Education in partnership with Practical Action as part of the Global Learning Programme.

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