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 Take your design briefs […]

World Health Week

These resources were produced for the Global Learning Programme (GLP), England, to assist teachers with lesson planning for World Health Day.

HIV / AIDS

World AIDS Day Ribbon image

According to UNICEF, every minute one child dies and four children lose a parent due to an AIDS-related illness. HIV/AIDS is surrounded by murky layers of prejudice and misunderstanding, so it’s important to teach about this issue in order to create a safer, fairer and healthier world.

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.