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Plastic challenge

This resource contains a series of lessons which are designed to extend students’ knowledge and understanding of plastics and plastic waste on a global scale. Linking to materials and their properties, the environment, recycling and design and technology, they contain investigations and activities aimed at both...

Beat the Flood STEM challenge

In this resource, suitable for Key Stage Two to Three (age 7-14), students use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house. Activities to help them with their design include testing materials (for strength and absorbency) and structures. Set on a fictitious island coping with the...

Wind power STEM challenge

From Practical Action, this challenge asks students to design a simple wind turbine capable of lifting a cup off the floor to bench height. The winning team will be the one producing a machine that lifts the most weight. The resource includes an instruction sheet, wind turbine images, links to videos and...

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: In Nepal many farmers living on the mountainside grow fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes. To earn a living they need to sell these at the local...

Small Is...Challenge

In celebration of its founder, Fritz Schumacher’s centenary year Practical Action have created Small Is...Challenge. Schumacher’s philosophy was based on the idea that even a small change can have a big impact on people’s lives. The challenge for students is to look at technologies from the last 100 years and...

Stop the spread STEM challenge

Stop the spread is a new STEM challenge for students aged 7 to 16. Highlighting the global issue of infectious disease students design, build and test a model of a hand washing device and produce educational materials for children in Kenya to encourage hand washing. It is accredited for the British Science...

Sustainability poster

This colourful A1 poster giving students 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s (Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as...

Designing and Making with Textiles at Upper Key Stage Two: Design and Make a FabFix Repair Kit

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children design and make a useful resource for a home that meets all the family’s identified textile repair needs.

The purpose of the task is to show the need to repair textiles when they become worn or damaged...

Computers Helping Design at Lower Key Stage Two: Design and Make a Mosaic Picture

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children design and make a framed clay mosaic which can be displayed at school before being taken home to be displayed there.

The purpose of this activity is to learn the skills necessary to design and make a mosaic from...

Designing and Making with Food at Key Stage Two: Baking Bread

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children are tasked to make bread rolls.

It is necessary to set the context for the activity. This may be to agree a theme as a class or group, such as 'to make bread rolls for a children's party' or to base...

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