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Earthquake proof

In this STEM club activity, students design and build an earthquake-resistant two-storey structure, considering principles of earthquake engineering and design such as the importance of a solid foundation, wide base, symmetrical design and trusses.

Good vibrations

Students can see sound vibrations through these practical and engaging experiments. 

Light Saver

This STEM resource gives young learners the opportunity to explore how engineering and science work together in the healthcare service. Students are challenged to work collaboratively to develop their curiosity and creativity through a series of fun and engaging activities. 

Water and sanitation - technical briefs

These technical briefs focus on low cost approaches to accessing clean water and sanitation. This is vital to health and well being and low costs are particularly important to poorer communities in the developing world.

Technical briefs are documents produced by Practical Action which are freely available to...

Marvellous Microbes!

This film shows how food waste in Bangladesh is used to provide a source of energy. The conditions needed for anaerobic digestion, including temperature, pH, and oxygen levels. The biogas produced is used as a fuel for cooking and the digested food is used as a fertilizer.


Produced by Practical Action, these materials contain ideas and support for students undertaking a CREST award. There are stimulus materials that help students look at an issue of sustainable development. These materials look at sustainable transport. In Nepal, the building of ropeways that allow people and farmers...

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 low cost and sustainable way of allowing people to grow vegetables. The resource...

Athlete or Machine?

The Royal Academy of Engineering has developed a teaching and learning resource for Key Stage Three that combines design, technology, mathematics and science activities. The resource allows students to investigate the question: Athlete or machine? Which is more important in the bob skeleton event? To answer the...

Winning Medals: Does Engineering Design Make a Difference?

This resource aims to give students the opportunity to investigate the impact of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on wheelchair sport. Students create a presentation that provides a justified answer to the ‘big question’, does engineering design make a difference to a wheelchair athlete's...

Engineering a better world

This STEM resource is inspired by the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

Engineering a better world is a series of activities, practical tasks and discussion points that invite young learners to explore the role that young engineers and entrepreneurs play in developing innovations that will bring...


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