Beat the Flood

KS2: ages 7-11KS3: ages 11-14WebsitePoster

Beat the Flood is a STEM challenge from Practical Action.

Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14); pupils use their STEM skills to 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 devastating effects of flooding caused by climate change, Beat the Flood is perfect for STEM and science clubs, curriculum enrichment days, and providing a great context for science and D & T lessons.

All material to support delivery of the challenge including PowerPoint, teacher’s notes, pupil worksheets, certificates and a poster are freely available online. Printed posters will be sent upon request.

The challenge can be used to gain a CREST Discovery (secondary) or CREST Investigators (primary) award and entered into Practical Action’s competition, which has prizes of £250 for winning schools and £25 vouchers and wind up radios for pupils

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