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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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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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Springboard Stories image

A topic-based online resource that puts literacy and critical thinking at the heart of primary teaching. Each topic starts with a story and then takes a cross-curricular journey exploring the theme using lesson ideas and resources.

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Data Power

This set of resources for 9-13 year olds from Oxfam will help teachers energise computing lessons by getting pupils to delve into data from across the world.

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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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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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Social and Solidarity Economy

This photo-teaching resource accompanies Think Global’s 2016-2017 Global Wallplanner. It uses 24 colourful, real-life photos to explore the ‘Social and Solidarity Economy’ – a movement that seeks to alleviate poverty through community empowerment, mutual benefit and economic growth.

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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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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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Make The Link is an online resource developed by the Centre for Science Education of Sheffield Hallam University and Practical Action. It aims to help the next generation make the link between science and global poverty reduction.

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Recycle or reuse

Students compare extraction of aluminium from bauxite rock with recycling aluminium cans and investigate the efficacy of recycling. They discover how plastics and aluminium are reused and recycled in Nepal and may continue to produce some products of their own.

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Iodine initiative

In this lesson students look at how the Tanzanian Government has solved problems caused by iodine deficiency by iodinising their salt. They work scientifically to discover why iodine is so important to diet, and make an informed decision as to whether or not it should be added to salt in the UK.

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Flood alert

In this lesson students find out how flood alert systems developed in Nepal have helped save lives. They use their knowledge and skills in building electronic circuits to design and build their own flood alert system.

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Sandy seeds

A global primary Upd8 from ASE and Practical Action. This resource looks at a ‘big question’ facing Sujan and his family from Bangladesh… how can they grow crops on land which is made of sand?

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Monsoon proof roof

A global primary Upd8 from ASE and Practical Action. This resource looks at a ‘big question’ facing Mehrab, a boy who lives in Bangladesh, and his family… what material should they use for their new roof?

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Cool pots

A global primary Upd8 from ASE and Practical Action. This resource looks at a ‘big question’ facing a girl called Grace who lives in Sudan… how can her family keep their fruit and vegetables fresh for longer?

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Working in teams pupils explore issues around renewable energy in the developing world and build their own wind turbines. Through an interactive starter activity pupils discover how energy access via the National Grid differs between their own country and Kenya.

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These documents show how global learning can be linked to the difference science curricula in the UK and give examples of Practical Action’s teaching resources and other materials that can be used to support delivering science lessons.

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can help poor people improve their lives. They have the potential to reduce poverty, deliver basic education, improve agricultural outputs, increase access to healthcare information and improve income

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