Stop the Spread

Stop the Spread is a timely STEM challenge from Practical Action. The resource highlights the global issue of preventing infectious diseases.

This resource, Stop the Spread, will guide you to deliver a hands-on, enquiry-based STEM project. The lesson challenges your students to find a real solution to a global problem.

The focus of the resource is on improving hygiene as a way of reducing the spread of communicable diseases. For this challenge, pupils will work in teams to build a model of a hand washing device. Additionally, they will produce education materials suitable for primary school children in Kenya.

It can be easily adapted to support understanding of COVID-19 and is perfect to reinforce a lesson on both microbes and forces, or as a STEM club or British Science Week activity.