The 'Small is ...' challenge

A design challenge for students aged 7 to 14

Students look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us lead a more sustainable future. A free two metre long full colour technology timeline provides a great starting point for a display of pupils work and is available free upon request.  Other supporting material includes a Power Point presentation and student worksheets.

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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.