Floating Garden Challenge - Welsh

A STEM Challenge addressing how food can be grown on land that is flooded in Bangladesh

A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 (age 7-19) pupils

The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before.  Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis.  The result is families go hungry.

The challenge: to design and build a model structure that will enable farmers to grow crops even in an area that may become flooded.

The challenge can provide a focus for National Science Week, be used as a STEM or science club activity, enhance a lesson on floating and sinking, form the basis of an enrichment day, provide an activity for SEAL and PLTS and be the starting point for a range of cross-curricular activities.

This activity is accredited by the British Science Association as suitable to count towards a CREST Star, SuperStar or Discovery Award. For more information about the scheme please visit their website.

Please request one of our full A2 posters (UK only) or download below

For other STEM challenges in Welsh why not try:


Teacher's notes - Welsh

Poster - Welsh

A poster to show pupils how people in Bangladesh build a floating garden

PowerPoint - Welsh

PowerPoint notes - Welsh

Starter activity image sheet- Welsh

A starter activity for pupils to prompt discussion based om images around changing weather patterns causing flooding and drought.

Pupil Worksheets - Welsh

Student Congratulations certificates - Welsh

Certificates to award to the pupils whose floating gardens have supported the most weight.

Student certificates well done - Welsh

Certificates for pupils who've taken part in the floating garden challenge.

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