Practical Action: physics

Teaching resources to support teaching of physics within the UK science curricula. Set within a global context resources draw on Practical Action’s’ projects in the developing world.  Suitable for ages 7-16.

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Beat the Flood STEM challenge

In this resource, 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...

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...

Wind power STEM challenge

From Practical Action, this challenge asks students to design a simple wind turbine capable of lifting a cup off the floor to bench height. The winning team will be the one producing a machine that lifts the most weight. The resource includes an instruction sheet, wind turbine images, links to videos and...

Energy revision cards

Resources which can be used to enhance a lesson on renewable energy or for homework activities. Includes:

  • A loop game activity with all the key words and facts needed at KS4
  • A renewable energy word search and the answer sheet
  • Crossword to test knowledge of key terms around energy at...

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