- Exploring the First Electrical Houses
A new open-access online resource supporting cross-curricular learning of KS2 electricity, history, and art and design topics has been developed by researchers at the University of Leeds.
- Sunny Schools support documents
Assembly ideas, factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and more. The resources are cross-curricular and are ideal for pupils aged between 7 and 11 years. They complement the Sunny Schools resource.
- Sunny Schools resource
Sunny Schools tackles the issues of climate change and energy in schools, while bringing alive the science of renewable energy resources with a global dimension. All activities are clearly linked to the UK National Curriculum and can be used with pupils aged from 7 to11 in class or an Eco Club
- Light the way
A lesson with resources to explore the value of light and the power of the sun in transforming. The lesson and resources are very suitable for pupils aged from 7-11 and will suit some older pupils with a little adaptation.
- Exploring electricity class pack
The Exploring Electricity class pack presents an engaging way for children to investigate electricity topics. With six Genecon hand generatorsa range of accessories available, Genecon is an amazing hands-on way to learn about Electricity.The Data Harvest competition to win a class pack has now closed and the winners announced.
- Smoky Homes
This exciting NEW Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) project is for primary aged pupils aged 9-11. The project provides a real-life context for pupils to explore the health and environmental problems faced by the 3 billion people globally who cook on open fires or traditional cook stoves.
- Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS)
The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of science assessment which will have a positive impact on children’s learning
- Practical Action Posters
A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
- Technology Justice
Questions around technology and the right to access it in today’s world and more are explored in this engaging set of resources for students aged 9-19.
- Practical Action evaluation tools
Support your students to evaluate products and designs. The Practical Action evaluation tools give students (aged 7-19) an opportunity to analyse their products, designs or existing products.
- #techjustice in action
A series of three videos presented by Ortis Deley, technology justice is all about ensuring everyone has access to technology that is essential for life.
- Water for the world
Help pupils find out about access to water and build their own filters. An activity developed with Engineers Without Borders as an education outreach workshop for pupils aged 7-14.
- Practical Action galleries
Images from Practical Action's projects around the world, helping poor people use technology to improve their lives. All images can be used by teachers and students for educational purposes.
- 100 Small things
A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
- Power for the world
Downloadable resources aimed at pupils aged 7-14 working in teams as they learn about energy, energy resources and differences in energy access around the world. They go on to design and build their own wind turbine
- The wind power challenge
A hands-on activity where students are given minimal materials and challenged to design a wind powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor. Teachers instruction sheets, related video clips and even certificates are available to download.
- Floating garden challenge
A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 pupils The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before. Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis.
- Plastics Challenge
An exciting new challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years from Parctical Action to develop solutions to the problems caused by plastic waste globally.
- Sunny Schools
SolarAid’s free downloadable education resource, addressing the issue of climate change and solar power with a global dimension. The programme helps primary schools to bring these vital issues to life in an investigative and practical manner, increasing understanding around energy and global citizenship whilst working towards a more sustainable school and community life.
- Climate change schools' project resources
The Climate Change Schools Resources were developed by the Climate Change Schools Project, based at the then Science Learning Centre in Durham and led by Krista McKinzey. A large number of teachers and schools in North East England were involved in their development
- Tomorrow's Engineers
Everything about engineering, schoool activities, events and careers in one place.
- Beat the Flood
Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
- Concept Cartoons Environmental Issues
A series of Concept Cartoons produced by Millgate House Education in partnership with Practical Action
- Practical Action STEM Resources
A range of different STEM challenges that can be both incorporated into your lessons or be used as the basis for an off-timetable day. Perfect for National Science and Engineering Week.
- Copper - The Friendly Metal
A cartoon story showing the surprising impact of copper in our everyday lives.