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  • Design for a better world offers an exciting new global design challenge and competition for students aged 11-14 years. The deadline for entering the competition is the 16th December 2016.
    Design for a Better World
    Design for a better world offers an exciting new global design challenge and competition for students aged 11-14 years. The deadline for entering the competition is the 16th December 2016.
  • Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
    The Squashed Tomato Challenge
    Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
  • A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
    Practical Action Posters
    A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    #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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Citizen science projects where anyone can help researchers solve big problems and by getting invlved you also learn about the science. We recommend the Fossil Finder project for teacher to use with their students.
    Zooniverse
    Citizen science projects where anyone can help researchers solve big problems and by getting invlved you also learn about the science. We recommend the Fossil Finder project for teacher to use with their students.
  • Inspirational short videos from NERC and other research partners. Our favourite video is from a research scientist  who explains how his research has helped to show that imported bees for crop pollination were infected with parasites.
    NERC YouTube Channel
    Inspirational short videos from NERC and other research partners. Our favourite video is from a research scientist who explains how his research has helped to show that imported bees for crop pollination were infected with parasites.
  • Understanding where and when plankton occur at different depths in the ocean allows scientists to get a global understanding of the function and health of the ocean from small to global scales.
    Plankton Portal
    Understanding where and when plankton occur at different depths in the ocean allows scientists to get a global understanding of the function and health of the ocean from small to global scales.
  • Help scientists analyze over 30 years of tropical cyclone satellite imagery.
    Cyclone Centre
    Help scientists analyze over 30 years of tropical cyclone satellite imagery.
  • With your help, we hope to study the lunar surface in unprecedented detail. Thanks to the help of the Moon Zoo community we have already visually classified 3,748,871 images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
    Moon Zoo
    With your help, we hope to study the lunar surface in unprecedented detail. Thanks to the help of the Moon Zoo community we have already visually classified 3,748,871 images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
  • A website that displays online data submitted by groups or the public
    Met Office Weather Observations Website
    A website that displays online data submitted by groups or the public
  • An app for anyone sailing to record sea plankton levels with GPS data
    Secchi Disk App
    An app for anyone sailing to record sea plankton levels with GPS data
  • myVolcano is an iPhone/iPad app that tells you about all the volcanoes in the world and allows you to add photos and other information in citizenscience mode.
    myVolcano
    myVolcano is an iPhone/iPad app that tells you about all the volcanoes in the world and allows you to add photos and other information in citizenscience mode.
  • iSpot is a citizen science project run by the OU that brings together the nations expertise in widlife observation and location. You can become part of this team to learn and contribute.
    iSpot
    iSpot is a citizen science project run by the OU that brings together the nations expertise in widlife observation and location. You can become part of this team to learn and contribute.
  • A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK
    UK Ladybird Survey
    A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK

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