Floating Garden

The Floating Garden Challenge is an exciting STEM challenge for students aged between 5-18 years old. It enables students to explore the science around floating and sinking and develop solutions to growing crops on flooded land. 

 

Students will learn about the difficulty that farmers in Bangladesh and the UK experience trying to grow crops on land that is regularly flooded. 

 

This challenge is perfect to reinforce a lesson on forces (floating and sinking), or as a STEM club, transition or British Science Week activity. 

 

Materials include:

  • Guides for teacher and/or parents
  • Activity sheets
  • PowerPoint with notes
  • Certificates of completion
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Eradicate poverty and create a world where anyone can afford to meet their basic human needs.

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

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7-14 years old
7-11
11-14
Subjects
Key Subjects
Key Subject
Geography
Key Subject
Design Technology
Key Subject
Science
Reviewed Criteria
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Student Leadership
Reviewed Criteria
Practial Action
Reviewed Criteria
Impact
Sustainable Development Goals