STEM Challenges

A range of STEM challenges that can be used in lessons, curriculum enrichment days, STEM clubs and for actitivies during National Science Week.

Most of the challenges also enable pupils to gain CREST Awards

The Solar Challenge

Our brand new STEM challenge will inspire 8-14 year olds to investigate solar solutions for people living without electricity in Zimbabwe.

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Ditch the Dirt

An exciting NEW challenge for pupils to ‘clean’ dirty water through making and testing water filters.

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Stop the Spread

A STEM challenge enabling pupils to investigate how to stop the spread of infectious diseases and build a hand-washing device.

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Beat the Flood challenge

Challenge your pupils to use their STEM skills to design and make a model of home for their community living in a flood-prone region of Watu Island.

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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 as a result of climate change.

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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.

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Plastics Challenge

Pupils find out more about the properties of plastics and come up with solutions to problems caused by waste plastics globally.

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Power for the World

Pupils discover out how access to energy differs around the world and get the chance to build their own wind turbine

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Water for the World

Pupils look at access to water, the different ways dirty water can be made safe to drink then build their own water filter.

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Moja Island

Moja Island is a 1-2 hour activity which will reinforce students’ understanding of renewable energy sources.

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Smoky Homes

An exciting new STEM project to enable pupils to design and model improved cooks stoves and hoods.

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Global Project Ideas

Ideas and support materials for STEM projects linked to the Global Goals. Can be used for CREST awards and extended projects.

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