Our popular science, design and technology and STEM teaching resources focus on a whole range of global issues including energy, climate change and disaster risk reduction.

These popular free resources for primary and secondary include lesson plans, PowerPoints, activities, posters, challenges, images, videos and games all set within a global context.

Check out our popular STEM challenges perfect for KS2 and KS3 science. They are also really popular for off timetable days, STEM clubs and  transition.

We also have STEM careers material.

Top Ten

Our top ten most popular resources all in one place. If you want a flavour of what we have to offer look here first!

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Primary Resources

The best of our primary resources all in one place for primary teachers.

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Geography

Useful teaching resources for the geography curriculum including case studies, videos, classroom activities and posters.

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Engineering

Resources that can be used to help deliver vocational engineering qualifications and highlight the 'E' in STEM activities

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Global Goals

Material to support teaching issues linked to the Global Goals (SDGs) including display material and a NEW design challenge.

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Technical Briefs

Great secondary sources of information pupils can use for research and to analyse raw data

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Image gallery

Images from Practical Action's projects around the world, helping poor people use technology to improve their lives.

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Videos gallery

Short videos that primary and secondary teachers may find useful as support materials or starting points for lessons.

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Posters

A range of colourful posters for schools, available from Practical Action.

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STEM careers

A colourful poster and four interesting case studies of people who work at Practical Action and have a STEM background.

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Our blogs

A new STEM challenge - Stop the Spread

Having a new STEM challenge to promote is always such a great feeling! STEM challenges are our...
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STEM careers in International Development

Do you have students who are interested in the big global challenges we are facing? Do they  want...
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STEM is for Girls - People like me

I want to spread the word about a really great initiative from WISE ( Women In Science and Engine...
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If you'd like any further information about Practical Action or its Education work, please e-mail schools@practicalaction.org.uk, telephone 01926 634400 or write to us at:

Education Unit
Practical Action
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Bourton on Dunsmore
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Fundraising

If as a result of using our resources if your students would like to raise money for Practical Action’s projects please look at our schools fundraising pages for inspiration.

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