View our range of STEM challenges that can be used for home learning, science and D&T lessons, curriculum enrichment days, STEM clubs and for activities during National Science Week.
Most of the challenges also enable pupils to gain CREST Awards
Floating Garden Challenge
Pupils find a solution to a problem faced by farmers in Bangladesh – how to grow crops even when their land is flooded
Squashed Tomato Challenge
A challenge based on a real life problem in Nepal, to design and build a model system that can transport tomatoes.
Regreen the Desert
Our latest STEM challenge will inspire 8-16 year olds to develop solution to irrigate crops for a community in Sudan.
Ditch the Dirt
An exciting challenge set in Kenya for pupils to ‘clean’ dirty water through making and testing water filters.
Stop the Spread
A STEM challenge enabling pupils to investigate how to stop the spread of infectious diseases and build a hand-washing device.
Beat the Flood Challenge
Challenge your pupils to use their STEM skills to design and make a model of home for a community affected by flooding.
Wind Power Challenge
In this STEM challenge pupils look at wind power then design and build a simple wind powered machine to lift a cup off the floor.
Pupils find out more about the properties of plastics and come up with solutions to problems caused by waste plastics globally.
This STEM challenge will inspire 8-14 year olds to investigate solar solutions for people living without electricity in Zimbabwe.
Design for a Better World
A new design challenge and competition for students to develop an idea for a technology that will address a global issue.
Moja Island is a 1-2 hour activity which will reinforce students’ understanding of renewable energy sources.
An exciting STEM project set in Nepal to enable pupils to design and model improved cooks stoves to reduce smoke in the home.