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This comprehensive set of resources from Practical Action encourage pupils aged between 8 and 14 to develop new solutions to the global problems caused by plastic waste.

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Ditch the Dirt is an exciting new STEM challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years. It enables pupils to investigate ways of making dirty water cleaner through sieving and filtering and can also be used to explore ways of making water safe to drink.

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Show the Love

These teaching activities from the Climate Coalition suggest creative ways for primary children to ‘show the love’ for things they care deeply about, that are being affected by climate change.

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This new Activity Kit from Think Global explores the topical concept of waste, both food and plastics. Investigate with your students the reasons why so much food is wasted and evaluate possible ways of reducing waste.

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Students making solar cars as part of the session_Hogan Lovells

This resource introduces students to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and encourages students to reflect on various challenges facing their communities and the world, and think from the perspective of others.

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Students making solar cars as part of the session_Hogan Lovells

This resource, aimed at 9-11 year olds, encourages students to reflect on various challenges facing their communities and the world, and think from the perspective of others. It introduces them to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the part everyone has to play in achieving these.

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Global learning lenses on the world

This resource was created by and for teachers to support work on some key issues: food and hunger, poverty and wealth, and sustainable development. They offer ‘lenses’ through which to view these issues and ideas for constructive action on the local and global stage.

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Stop the Spread

Stop the Spread is a STEM challenge from Practical Action suitable for 7-16 year old learners. Pupils research work being done to stop the spread of infectious diseases around the world (including the Global Goals) , then design, build and test a model of a hand washing device.

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Global Food Security

This resource has been developed by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Society. It provides scientific background information and learning activities on the issues surrounding food security, and the impact of a growing global population on food production.

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Smoky Homes

This STEM project from Practical Action provides a real-life context for upper primary pupils to explore the health and environmental problems faced by the 3 billion people globally who cook on open fires or traditional cook stoves.

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Dollar Street

This fantastic online photo-resource features photos from over 240 families living in 50 countries around the world. The site arranges them all on a street called Dollar Street, in order of their monthly income. Select from 100 topics to compare photos showing aspects of everyday life, often surprisingly similar for people on the same income level across cultures and continents.

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Renewable Energy: How can we keep the lights on?

This resource has been developed by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Society. It focuses on the topic of renewable energy and has a range of activity ideas to help students age 7 to 14 discuss and explore the subject in more depth.

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Water for the World

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.

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Design for a better world

This is a set of resources from Practical Action which presents a global design challenge for students aged 11-14 years.

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Technology Justice is the global right to access sustainable technologies. Should everyone be able to have technologies that enable them to live a decent life? Is it important that these technologies don’t harm others, now or in the future?

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These Learning About… resources from HEC Global Learning are a series of leaflets providing background information for teachers on every day topics in the classroom such as Food, Water and Energy to support their knowledge in these areas. In addition to providing background information, each leaflet includes a rationale for teaching the topic from a […]

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This multimedia website explores the world of advanced materials. It aims to engage with secondary students (ages 14 to 17) and help them understand more about advanced materials and their importance for shaping a sustainable future

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This Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11) resource from Practical Action offers great cross curricular opportunities for pupils to explore the difference that growing pumpkins can make to the lives of people living in flood affected regions in Bangladesh. Activities include exploring the lifecycle of a pumpkin, making seed packets and pumpkin snacks.

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Water harvester design challenge

This challenge from Practical Action is suitable for a Design & Technology or STEM project. It supports pupils aged 9-11 years to design, make and evaluate a water harvesting system for a school garden.

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These materials from Oxfam Australia are aimed at pupils in Australian secondary schools but could be adapted for use in schools outside Australia. The teaching resources include film clips, a poster, blogs, case studies and an action guide. They show where a variety of fair trade items come from that are sold in Australia’s Oxfam […]

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