Power for the world

Originally developed as an outreach activity, teachers can deliver these resources themselves


Downloadable materials include a PowerPoint, starter activity and all printed resources necessary to deliver an engaging  60-90 minute lesson.

The resources are 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 activity was originally designed to be delivered by university engineering students from Engineers Without Borders - UK  as a schools outreach activity but has since been amended so teachers can deliver directly without additional support. Through an interactive starter activity pupils discover how energy access via the National Grid differs between their own country and Kenya.  They look at renewable energy solutions and in the main activity have the opportunity to design and build their own wind turbine. 

They are designed for both primary and secondary students and are suited to a 60 min or 90 minute session, but could be extended.  

This is a perfect activity for a science or STEM club. 

 Visit the practical action website to download the materials

Please email schools@practicalaction.org.uk to  request a  free set of Practical Action's renewable energy posters to support this activity.


Practical Action Schools produce FREE resources for primary and secondary teachers that help pupils understand and engage with global issues, focusing on the role of STEM and using examples from our organisation. Practical Action is an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.