Teach fractions and global land use simultaneously – PiCaM

The students discuss the distribution of land use patterns in different countries and, at the same time, get into the topic of ratios. The climatic and geographical differences in terms of land use are also addressed. They work with data and get to know advantages and disadvantages of simplification and modelling and question the use […]

The Solar Challenge

Set in rural Zimbabwe, where few villages have access to mains electricity, pupils investigate how to make different circuits which include solar cells. They then look at the requirements of the community and decide how to allocate the cells. All teaching materials are available to download for free from Practical Action

Clever Consumers

We are living in a world where we are bombarded by signs, pop-ups and adverts trying to sell us something. Convincing us that our wants are actually our needs and that our life will be better with the newest technology, latest fashion pieces, organic facial crea ms, money-making training, and the list goes on. Being […]