Moja Island

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 120mins

Curriculum Objectives: 3

Subjects: English, Science


Resource Overview

Do you want to reinforce your pupils’ understanding of renewable energy sources, whilst developing their problem-solving and team-working skills at the same time?  

Do you want to reinforce your pupils’ understanding of renewable energy sources, whilst developing their problem-solving and team-working skills at the same time?  Then take a look at Practical Action’s fantastic ‘Moja Island’ STEM challenge. During this discussion-based activity, children consider the variety of different energy options available to communities living on Moja Island, and select the most appropriate technology to help the residents. Renewable energy fact cards, a map of the island, and information on the different communities and their needs are all resources designed to help pupils on their way!

(1-2 hours long)

 


Resource Assets

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Moja Island PowerPoint Presentation

A presentation to help teacher's introduce and run Practical Action's Moja Island activity.

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Moja Island Community Cards

These cards provide information on different communities that live on Moja island. Students will use information from these cards together with the map to decide which energy solution is best for their community.

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Moja Island Map

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Moja Island Student Island

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Moja Island Fact Cards


Curriculum Objectives

  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions.
  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.
  • Year 4 (Age 8-9)
    • Identify common appliances that run on electricity.