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STEM challenges and awards

A range of different STEM challenges that can be both incorporated into lessons or used for transition, curriculum enrichment day, parental engagement  or a STEM club.

Also perfect for National Science  Week.

Most STEM challenges are accreditied for the CREST discovery award.

Beat the Flood challenge

Challenge your pupils to use their STEM skills to design and make a model of home for their community living in a flood-prone region of Watu Island.

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The Squashed Tomato Challenge

A fun hands-on activity based on a real life problem in Nepal. The challenge: to design and build a model system that can transport tomatoes.

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Plastics Challenge

An exciting new challenge enabling pupils to find out more about plastics and come up with solutions to problems caused by waste plastics globally.

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Floating Garden Challenge

Challenge students to find a solution to a problem faced by farmers in Bangladesh...how to grow crops even when their land is flooded as a result of climate change

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Design challenge : Water harvester

A new primary D&T or STEM project to design, make and evaluate a water harvesting system for a school garden.

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Wind Power Challenge

Using scrap materials students design and buid a simple wind turbine capable of lifting a cup off the floor to bench height...powered by a hairdryer. Suitable for ages 9-18.

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Power for the World

Pupils discover out how access to energy differs around the world and get the chance to build their own wind turbine

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Global CREST challenges

Global CREST challenges are based around Practical Action’s work, which uses science and technology to address global issues such as energy, water and food.

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