Practical Action: energy

Teaching resources on the subject of Energy, suitable for KS2 - 5. Materials draw from Practical Action's renewable energy work in developing countries around the world. 



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Energy videos

The problems caused by lack of access to energy, and renewable energy solutions implemented by Practical Action are shown in this series of videos.


Benefits of smoke hoods: Discusses the benefits to health and how food is cooked.

Dying for a drink - solar powered water pump: Installing a...

Design for a better world

Design for a better world is a design challenge for students aged 11-14 years. It offers students the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the global goals for sustainable development.
  • Access a range of global contexts including water and sanitation, food security and climate action in which to...

Smoky homes

Aimed at primary aged students, this STEM project provides a real-life context to explore the health and environmental problems faced by the 3 billion people globally who cook on open fires or traditional cooking stoves. Children are introduced to a family in Nepal and learn about indoor air pollution from their...

Moja Island

Produced by Practical Action, Moja island is a 1-2 hour activity which will reinforce students' understanding of renewable energy sources. Students consider the variety of different options available to communities living on Moja Island and select the most appropriate technology. Renewable energy fact cards, a map...


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