Practical Action

Practical Action is a development charity which uses simple technology to fight poverty. The learning resources in this collection look at how issues such as climate change and the need for renewable energy can be tackled. The resources contain background information, teachers' packs, classroom activities, stimulus sheets and other materials suitable for primary and secondary science.


A range of materials to support pupils' engagement in the Global Goals.

The Global  Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) were put together by the United Nations in September 2015. These 17 goals aim to end world poverty  by 2030. We have produced a range of different materials to...

Technical briefs are documents produced by Practical Action which are freely available to people in the developing world. They provide detailed technical information on a variety of subjects ranging from how to make jams and pickles to how to build a flood-proof house or an aerial ropeway.

Students can use...

A series of cartoons from the Environmental Issues series produced by  Millgate House Education, in partnership with Practical Action. They help pupils explore environmental issues that affect the lives of people around the world, including those living in developing countries.

Concept Cartoons are quick,...

Students are often unaware of the opportunities open to them if they study STEM subjects at school.  These resources, comprising of a poster and four case studies, are designed to increase awareness of the just some of the potential careers open to them in international development.


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