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The Solar Challenge - For schools on the Isle of Man

If you are looking for a STEM challenge that gets 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 people have access to mains electricity, pupils aged 8-14 years investigate how to make different electrical 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 day

- Offers a linked 'Off-Grid! Competition to design a solar product

- Supports pupils learning about the Sustainable Development Goals (also known as the Global Goals).

All the teaching materials you need to run The Solar Challenge are free to download below. If you need any STEM equipment including solar cells, TTS have developed a bespoke Solar Challenge kit. This can be loaned from the One World Centre. Details under further information below.

To order a free A2 copy of the poster that accompanies the challenge email us.

Teacher's Guide

A guide to help teachers on the Isle of Man run the Solar Challenge and Off-Grid! Design competition.

Pupil activity sheets - Primary

All the activity sheets needed for primary pupils aged 8-11 on the Isle of Man to enjoy the Solar Challenge

Certificates - Congratulations

Certificates to award the team who best met the challenge criteria.

Poster

An engaging downloadable version of the Solar Challenge poster.

PowerPoint

A presentation to support teachers of the Isle on Man run the Solar Challenge and Off-Grid! Design Competition

Pupil activity sheets - Secondary

All the activity sheets for pupils aged 11-14 years on the Isle of Man to enjoy the Solar Challenge

Certificates - Well Done

Certificates to award your pupils for taking part in the Solar Challenge.

A primary and secondary version of a spreadsheet to help pupils calculate their recommended energy use for the community in Gwanda is available to download here. Primary and Secondary.

Off-Grid! Design competition details - more information can be found here at Off-Grid!

Solar Challenge Kit - A bespoke Solar Challenge equipment kit and/or solar cells are available from TTS. To loan the kit contact the One World Centre.

CREST Awards - To find out more about how The Solar Challenge can be used by your pupils to gain a CREST Award.

Off-Grid! Design competition details - more information can be found here at Off-Grid!

Solar Challenge Kit - A bespoke Solar Challenge equipment kit and/or solar cells are available from TTS.

CREST Awards - To find out more about how The Solar Challenge can be used by your pupils to gain a CREST Award.

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