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Seeds

This activity idea looks at different types of seed dispersal used by plants. Children carefully observe different types of seed head and decide which method different plants use to spread their seeds. They then create a paper spinner to model the dispersal of sycamore seeds and compare this to the way helicopter...

Growing food - concept cartoon

This Concept Cartoon on food was produced by Millgate House Education and Practical Action. This cartoon help students explore environmental issues around growing and importing food.

Concept Cartoons are quick, simple and effective. They are designed to intrigue, provoke discussion and stimulate thinking....

Global Goals - word search

Word search containing key words linked to the UN 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. Practical Action have produced a range of different materials...

Global Goals - string activity

A short, interactive activity to illustrate how the Global Goals are interconnected.

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. Practical Action have produced a range of...

Free energy - concept cartoon

This Concept Cartoon on energy was produced by Millgate House Education and Practical Action. This cartoon help students explore issues around energy, in particular renewable energy, and to consider the question ' is energy really ever free?'.

Concept Cartoons are quick, simple and effective. They are...

Flood Alert

In this lesson, students devise their own flood warning device and create a technical brief for an international audience using recognised circuit symbols. They also consider how people both here and in Nepal can best prepare for floods. Heavy monsoon rains can devastate communities in Nepal. The severe flooding...

Floating Garden STEM challenge

This challenge, from Practical Action, requires students to design and build a model structure that will enable farmers to grow crops even in an area that may become flooded. A floating garden, built on a base of aquatic weeds, is a cheap and sustainable way of allowing people to grow vegetables. The resource can...

Bridges and Structures

These activities from Cre8ate maths sets challenges which require pupils to be constructive, creative and think strategically about simple structures.

Working in groups of 3 or 4, students create structures from a...

Cool Creations: Design a Tower

This practical resource from BP Educational Service provides an opportunity for children at Key Stage Two to learn about science through a design and technology project. Students have to design a tower, aiming to make the tallest tower they can from a sheet of A4 paper. They are given an introductory slideshow to...

Sustainable Stories And Solutions For Our Planet

This resource contains practical and discussion activities which link to many areas of the science curriculum including materials and their properties, balanced diets, many aspects of working scientifically and sustainability.

Activities include:

Which metal? - investigate the...

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