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Many of our materials, in particular our STEM challenges can be used to help primary and secondary pupils achieve a British Science Association CREST Award

These awards can also be used to enter major events and competitions such as the Big Bang Fair and the Great Science Share for Schools.

Our materials are based on Practical Action’s project work and show how ingenious solutions can be used to help people lift themselves out of poverty. The materials are strongly linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals.

CREST Awards and Practical Action

Abstract: A video for teachers and parents highlighting how pupils in the UK can gain a British Science Association CREST Award through undertaking one of Practical Action’s STEM challenge.

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