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.

Dollar Street

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.

Renewable Energy

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.

Water for the World

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.

Design for a better world

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.

Earth Entrepreneurs

Earth Entrepreneurs

Primary teacher Stella Astill explains how her class have been exploring global and ‘eco’ issues, and have raised funds for good causes.

Materials 4 A Sustainable Future

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