Our popular science, design and technology and STEM teaching resources focus on a whole range of global issues including energy, climate change and disaster risk reduction.

These popular free resources for primary and secondary include lesson plans, PowerPoints, activities, posters, challenges, images, videos and games all set within a global context.

Check out our popular STEM challenges perfect for KS2 and KS3 science. They are also really popular for off timetable days, STEM clubs and  transition.

We also have STEM careers material.

Top Ten

Our top ten most popular resources all in one place. If you want a flavour of what we have to offer look here first!

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Primary Resources

The best of our primary resources all in one place for primary teachers.

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Useful teaching resources for the geography curriculum including case studies, videos, classroom activities and posters.

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Resources that can be used to help deliver vocational engineering qualifications and highlight the 'E' in STEM activities

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Global Goals

Material to support teaching issues linked to the Global Goals (SDGs) including display material and a NEW design challenge.

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Technical Briefs

Great secondary sources of information pupils can use for research and to analyse raw data

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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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Videos gallery

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

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

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STEM careers

A colourful poster and four interesting case studies of people who work at Practical Action and have a STEM background.

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Our blogs

Why aren’t more girls in Europe studying STEM? What can we do to change this?

That was the subject of a huge Pan-European research project conducted by Microsoft and the subje...
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GIGS - Inspiring girls and boys into STEM through Erasmus+

''To begin with one of the girls we were working with wasn't interested in coding or drones; ...
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STEM Matters …our revamped Practical Action schools newsletter

We asked you what you wanted to call our newly revamped newsletter…and you told us!! Over 200 ...
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If you'd like any further information about Practical Action or its Education work, please e-mail schools@practicalaction.org.uk, telephone 01926 634400 or write to us at:

Education Unit
Practical Action
The Schumacher Centre
Bourton on Dunsmore
Rugby CV23 9QZ

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