This resource is based around the subject of nets to protect people from mosquitos which spread malaria. It includes various mathematical, discussion and design based exercises. The maths topics covered include nets, area, angles and scale.

Equipment required for the main challenge includes plastic straws with corner connectors, glue, scissors and copies of the nets in the activity. There is a design challenge that requires pipe cleaners or straws together with sticky tape.

Page 3 of the teachers’ notes gives full details about using this activity.

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