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Age Range: 14-16
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D&T
  • Engineering

Investigating problems faced by people in remote areas

Craft solutions for clean water and make a proto-type of an idea

What is a treadle pump and how does it work? This is one of a series of resources designed to support the delivery of DT at secondary, using Design & Technology and Engineering. Each resource covers a key topic from one or more of the specifications for these subjects. This resource focuses on the social problems and challenges faced by people living in remote parts of the world, and allows students to craft solutions to these issues. 

Millions of people live in remote parts of the world. They face many challenges, such as limited access to electricity and difficulties in sourcing food and water.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

In this activity, secondary learners will investigate some of the problems faced by people living in remote areas, and how they might be solved. It will build their knowledge of social issues and how this affects the design of products and systems.

The DT KS4 activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Download the free activity sheet below!

All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students' and your schools' needs.

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