A STEM Challenge that addresses 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.

Teacher resources include a lesson plan, pupil worksheets, a PowerPoint, certificates and more 

The challenge can provide a focus for British 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, and be the starting point for a range of cross-curricular activities.