Stop the Spread

Stop the Spread
KS2: ages 7-11KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16Website

Stop the Spread is a STEM challenge from Practical Action suitable for 7-16-year-old learners. Pupils research the work being done to stop the spread of infectious diseases around the world (including the Sustainable Development Goals). They then design, build and test a model of a hand-washing device. They present their model, together with creative education materials for children in a primary school in Kenya, back to the class for feedback.

Pupils over 11 can use this challenge to gain a CREST Discovery award and in 2017 be entered into the British Science Association’s Youth Grand Challenges competition.

The resource is available online and is made up of: teacher guidelines and PowerPoint, a students’ pack, a poster (downloadable or hard-copy) and certificates of achievement. There is also a YouTube clip here:


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