This activity from Practical Action helps pupils to find out about access to water and build their own filters.
Working in teams pupils explore issues around access to water and cleaning water around the world. This is followed by a hands-on activity where they build their own water filters with different sets of resources depending on which country they represent (USA, UK, Qatar, Argentina or India).
The activity was designed to be delivered by university engineering students as a schools outreach activity but has been adapted so that teachers can download and deliver it directly in the classroom.
There are different versions for primary and secondary students (Key Stages 2 or 3; ages 7 to 11 or 11 to 14). They are suited to a 60- or 90-minute session, but could be extended. Also a perfect activity for a science or STEM club.
Visit the website: http://practicalaction.org/water-for-the-world
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