Beat the Flood

Flooding due to climate change can have a devastating effect on people’s lives. In Beat the Flood, pupils look at flooding around the world then design and build a model of a flood-proof house.

Set on the fictitious island of Watu, this brilliant resource from Practical Action asks pupils to explore how STEM skills can be used to help communities be better prepared for flooding. In Beat the Flood, pupils will be challenged to work as a team. They must design and make a model of a home able to withstand the effects of flooding. The best bit? Pupils then test it by standing it in water and blasting it with a hose pipe!


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