Ditch the Dirt

This classroom activity, Ditch the Dirt, enables pupils to investigate ways of making dirty water cleaner. Through sieving and filtering, class members will explore ways of making water safe to drink.

Practical Action’s Ditch the Dirt is set in Turkana in Kenya. In Turkana, two out of three people do not have access to clean drinking water! This resource offers a real life global context to explore water quality, sieving and filtering investigations.

It is a perfect challenge to deliver parts of the science, DT and maths curricula, and a great activity for a science or STEM club, transition or enrichment day.

This challenge is perfect to reinforce a lesson on separating mixtures or contaminants, or as a British Science Week activity.