The Solar Challenge

In The Solar Challenge, a Practical Action STEM activity, pupils think about electricity in a real-world context. This enables them to investigate how the generation of solar electricity can transform lives.

Set in rural southern Zimbabwe where few villages have access to mains electricity, pupils investigate how to make different circuits including solar cells.

Pupils look at the requirements for electricity by different people in a community. Before making decisions on how a fixed amount of solar cells should be allocated based on needs.

Solar Challenge is perfect to reinforce a lesson on circuits and renewable energy. It would work well as a STEM club, transition or British Science Week activity.