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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...

Squashed tomato STEM challenge

This Practical Action resource presents a fun hands-on and brains-on challenge for Key Stages Two to Five.

The problem:...

Water conservation - concept cartoon

This cartoon help pupils explore environmental issues around accessing, storing and cleaning water. It also looks at the water cycle and the need to save water.
 
Concept Cartoons are quick, simple and effective. They are designed to intrigue, provoke discussion and stimulate thinking....

Water! Water!

This resource requires students to consider where their water comes from and what life would be like if it were not readily available. It examines the importance of the water we use being clean and the consequences if that water is not clean. Students investigate simple ways of making dirty water clean and...

Wild Weather

This resource looks at the impact of climate change, in particular flooding and drought, and how science can be used to mitigate against it. Students first explore perceptions about climate change, then look at ways to communicate the significance of climate change to different groups of people. They then explore...

Yummy yoghurt makers - CREST Star

A CREST star investigation produced by Practical Action, in collaboration with the British Science Association, for primary pupils. 

Students find out  how farmers in Bangladesh can earn more money for their family by turning milk into yoghurt.  They go on to make a range of different flavoured yoghurts...

Climate change - concept cartoon

This cartoon helps pupils explore issues around climate change; what causes it and how it affects peoples' lives around the world.

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

Ugly Cures *suitable for home teaching*

Chemicals within the cells of living things may provide the basis of a host of treatments in the fight against disease. Two hundred different secretions with medical properties have been isolated from frog skins alone, including antibiotics which could be used to treat resistant strains of disease such as MRSA....

Do Try This at Home*suitable for home teaching*

This set of twelve colourful postcards provides hands on activities which link to the topics of electricity, sound, forces, and changes of state. Ideal for use in the classroom, the mini-investigations are fun to do and get children thinking about the concepts involved. They are also perfect for use in after school...

Brilliant Bodies

Aimed at Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, this resource contains lessons on naming different body parts, recognising similarities and differences between human bodies, and the importance of exercise for humans. Linked to the topic of animals, including humans, the lessons are introduced by the character Fizzy,...

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