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A Microbial Box (English)

Create your own microbial box using a sealed bag. Place into the bag items that you think will change over time e.g. bread and items that may not change e.g. coffee beans. Check you are meeting your school health and safety regulations. Think about what microbes are good and how they are used in digestion, medicine...

26.2 with Tim (English)

Accumulate a total of 26.2 miles between as a team, an individual or as a family... it is up to you! We suggest the children run as a group to reflect this distance. 

Tim Peake ran the 42km (26.2mi) distance int three hours, 35 minutes wearing a harness over his shoulders and waist to keep him in contact...

Peake Lift Off (English)

Why not add space-style burpees to your astronaut training programmes? In Peake Lift off you will perform a burpee, an activity that is designed to promote a combination of muscular strength, agility, coordination and endurance. The burpee blends together squats, pushups, and jumping in the air!

10 ways to find your STEM career

Use this poster to help your students to see how their experiences in and out of lessons will support them on their STEM career journey. 

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...

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