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Practical Action


Subject Areas
        	        		Design & Technology,        	
        	        		School Fundraising,        	
Relevant for
KS2, KS3 & KS4
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Inspiring resources on sustainability, climate change, renewable energy and global learning

Learning and Teaching Resources

If you’re looking for inspiring science, D&T and geography resources which integrate global issues into your teaching then take a look at Practical Action’s website

Practical Action provides a range of free innovative STEM and Geography resources set in a global context. All the resources are linked to the national curriculum and designed to enhance your teaching.

Practical Action’s STEM challenges are their most popular resources.  Choose from their global CREST challenges, the squashed tomato challenge, wind power challenge to name a few.

From the new renewable energy resources page you can download or order a set of free posters; check out the wind power challenge; look at their "top ten reasons why renewable energy is cool"; download lesson plans for the popular Moja island activity; watch videos of renewable energy in action and follow the links to recommended resources.

170x130_fitbox-schoolspostcard_final_cropped_170.jpgThe D & T area is a lifesaver for secondary school teachers looking to integrate sustainability into their teaching.  It includes evaluation tools, activities on the 6R’s and design briefs for all the material areas.

The climate change area has video clips, including the effect of climate change on people in Kenya; a climate change wordsearch and material specifically designed to meet the KS2 curriculum focusing on climate change and the link with food.

The recently added geography area includes videos and case studies of Practical Action’s work with poor people around the world, covering food and agriculture, climate change adaptation, flooding and more

 Practical Action would like to know how teachers use online resources. Please complete their short survey to be in with a chance of winning £100 Amazon Vouchers.

Deadline is 13th July


3 Customer Star Ratings & Reviews

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Star Rating - 5 out of 5

Reviewed by: DT Spencer

From: Member of the TES Panel

 Wednesday 22nd February 2012

TES Review

A great resource with real world application, cheers


Star Rating - 4 out of 5

Reviewed by: C. Noble

From: Howard Boys school

 Wednesday 22nd February 2012

Great website

I’m a huge fan of your website.

Thanks so much for a great resource.


Star Rating - 5 out of 5

Reviewed by: Katie

From: University of Exeter

 Wednesday 22nd February 2012

Fantastic Resources!

Fantastic teaching resources, thank you for creating and sharing them!


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