Beat the Flood challenge
An exciting challenge and competition to design and build flood-resistant homes
Flooding due to climate change can have a devastating effect on people's lives. Set on the fictitious island of Watu, pupils explore how STEM skills can be used to help communities be better prepared for flooding.
The challenge: Working as a team pupils design and make a model of a home able to withstand the effects of flooding...then test it by standing it in water and blasting it with a hose pipe!.
The challenge is perfect for STEM clubs and integrating into your D&T and science lessons and for pupils to gain a CREST Award.
The teacher guidance and pupil activity sheets needed to run the challenge and take part in the competition are free to download below.
This project is funded by the European Commission.