Practical Action: Plastics Challenge

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.

Ditch the Dirt

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.

Show the Love With Your School

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.

Supermarket waste and plastic

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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.

Barefoot futures: taking action towards the SDGs

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.

Barefoot futures: taking action towards the SDGs

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.

Global learning lenses on the world

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.

Stop the Spread

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.

Global Food Security

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.

Smoky Homes

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.