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The Solar Challenge

Coming soon - 9th January

If you are looking for a STEM challenge that get pupils thinking about electricity in a real-world context then we think you will love our new Solar Challenge.

Set in rural southern Zimbabwe where few villages have acess to mains electricity, pupils investigate how to make different circuits which include solar cells. They then look at the requirements for electricity by different people in a community and make decisions on how a fixed amount of solar cells should be allocated based on needs.

The Solar Challenge:
- Fits the science curriculum and really puts the ‘M’ into STEM
- Is perfect for STEM clubs, transition from primary to secondary and enrichment days
- Can be used to gain a CREST award and enter the Big Bang competition
- Supports pupils learning about the Global Goals (or SDGS)

Off Grid!  Design competition
Running in 2019 only this competition builds on the pupils’ experience of The Solar Challenge. It provides a great opportunity for pupils to develop their ideas for solutions to problems faced by people living ‘off grid’, including how to keep vaccines cool and how to light a school at night time.

Competition deadline is midday on 14th June 2019

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