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.

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.

Water Harvester Design Challenge

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.

Plastics Challenge

A STEM and enterprise challenge from Practical Action for pupils aged 7-14 years, challenging them to develop solutions to the problems caused by plastic waste globally. The challenge offers a wealth of practical science investigations, including making bio-plastic and ideas for designing and making quality products that reuse plastics.

Make The Link

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.