Smoky Homes

Smoky Homes provides a real-life context for pupils to explore the health and environmental problems faced by the 3 billion people globally who cook on open fires or traditional cook stoves.

Smoky Homes is based on Practical Action’s work in Nepal. It offers pupils a real-life context to explore the problems associated with household air pollution caused by the use of ‘traditional’ stoves and open fires to cook food.

The project offers opportunities for pupils to work in groups to engage with a range of images and videos that introduce the context and people of Nepal, and design and model their ideas for improved cook stoves and/or stove hoods.