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A resource pack including a student worksheet, teachers’ notes and four presentations looking at one of the most vital substances on planet Earth - water.
Wind power challenge
A link to Practical Action’s wind power challenge and its related resources, where students are tasked with designing and testing a wind power machine that is cable of lifting weighted objects,
The squashed tomato challenge
Students design, build and test a method of transporting tomatoes
Small is... challenge
A link to Practical Action’s ‘small is… challenge’ and its related resources, where students are tasked with analysing technology from the last hundred years, and to invent a product that could help achieve a sustainable future.
Power for the world
A link to Practical Action’s power for the world activity and its related resources, where students are tasked with looking at renewable energy solutions, and designing and building their own wind turbines.
Links to Practical Action’s plastics challenge, where students develop products from recycled objects, as a possible way of tackling environmental problems caused by plastic waste.
Floating garden challenge
Design and build a model structure with Practical Action’s floating garden challenge
Beat the flood challenge
Links to Practical Action’s beat the flood challenge, including the teacher and student materials, beat the flood poster, competition winners and schools’ experiences of the challenge.