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Shelter for the World

This resource pack introduces the concepts of shelter and shelter deprivation around the world to students in Key Stage Two. It highlights the challenges people face in their daily lives when their homes do not provide adequate shelter. It linked to the curriculum areas of design and technology, geography and PSHE...

Lighthouse keeper challenge

This challenge provides a STEM activity day in which teams of children work together to design a way of getting lighthouse keepers back to the mainland from a lighthouse based on a small island 200 metres from the nearest land. The design will need to use a zip line to carry the keeper safely across the waves...

Power for the World - primary

This hands-on enquiry-based workshop enables children to explore renewable energy solutions in the developing world with a focus on wind turbines. Aimed at seven to eleven year olds it links to topics on electricity, sustainable development and aspects of geography. The main activity focuses on wind power and how...

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...

Accessible Spaces

This set of Cre8ate maths activities asks pupils to explore the ways in which their classroom and school can be made wheelchair accessible. If all the activities are attempted, the topic will be an extended one.

Mathematical connections involve making sense of plans and diagrams through interpreting scale...

Keeping Baby Warm

This Cre8ate maths activity investigates the ratio of surface area to volume in adults and babies and explains why we keep babies wrapped up in winter.

To calculate surface area and volume students make scale models of a baby and an adult. The models may be simple in nature, such as a single cuboid, or a...

Computers Helping the Design Process at Lower Key Stage Two: Easy 3-D Vehicle Models

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children design and make a 3-dimensional prototype model of a commercial vehicle.

It must be suitable for use as a storage and transport vehicle for a particular load such as milk bottles, letters and parcels, sheets of...

Drama: Growing Pains

This resource, aimed at Key Stage Two, covers the topic areas of plants and animals in the environment and helping plants grow well. In the form of a play script, Growing Pains takes a humorous look at what plants need to grow. Carbunckle a robot, Princess Creosote an alien and Joseph Soap the gardener, meet in a...

Voice Your Choice (Key Stage Two)

Voice Your Choice is an innovative, ready-to-go, resource produced by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BCGI) which engages students at Key Stage Two in debate on conservation of animal and plant species.

A scenario is set and students are divided into groups to investigate the reasons for saving a...

Wider Implications of Shopping

Produced by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) this activity aims to encourage students to consider the wider environmental, social and economic implications of shopping. It can be conducted in small groups as an introduction to sustainability.

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