Produced by Practical Action, these materials contain ideas and support for students undertaking a CREST award. There are stimulus materials that help students look at an issue of sustainable development. These materials look at sustainable transport.
In Nepal, the building of ropeways that allow people and farmers' products to be rapidly transported up and down steep mountain sides has greatly improved the life and economy of the villagers involved.
There is also a challenge to design a cheap and robust bicycle; a major form of transport around the world.
The 'Getting Started' guide has teacher guidance on how to link the projects with the CREST awards scheme from the British Science Association.
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