Primary Resources

To make life that bit easier for our Primary teachers (just because we can!) we have pulled together the resources that Primary teachers tell us they love the most.

This isn't a comprehensive list so please do use the search engine to find more, but it  will give you a good idea of our most popular resources.


Ditch the Dirt

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

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Floating Garden Challenge

Pupils find a solution to a problem faced by farmers in to grow crops even when their land is flooded as a result of climate change.

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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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Pumpkins Against Poverty

Our latest resource offering a range of cross curricular activities for primary schools based on growing pumpkins in Bangladesh.

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Concept Cartoons - Environmental Issues

Concept cartoons from Millgate House Education exploring environmental issues affecting the lives of people around the world.

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Yummy Yoghurt Makers - CREST star activity

A CREST stars investigation where primary pupils investigate how to make yoghurt like farmers in Bangladesh.

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Image gallery

Images from Practical Action's projects around the world, helping poor people use technology to improve their lives.

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The Squashed Tomato Challenge

A fun hands-on activity based on a real life problem in Nepal. The challenge: to design and build a model system that can transport tomatoes.

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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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Smoky Homes

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

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Global Primary upd8s

Three Primary upd8 activities Each looks at a 'big question' faced by a child living in a developing country and encourages pupils to work scientifically and investigate the science behind a potential solution.

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A range of colourful posters for schools, available from Practical Action.

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Videos gallery

Short videos that primary and secondary teachers may find useful as support materials or starting points for lessons.

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