Our ‘Ditch the Dirt’ activity challenges students to investigate ways of making dirty water cleaner through sieving and filtering.

Designed for ages 8-14, with up to 3.5 hours of activities and presentations, ‘Ditch the Dirt’ can also be used as a platform for exploring ways of making water safe to drink.

Set in Turkana, Kenya, where two thirds of people do not have access to clean drinking water, ‘Ditch the Dirt’ offers:

  • a real life global context to explore water quality, sieving and filtering investigations
  • a perfect challenge to deliver parts of the Jersey science, D&T & maths curricula
  • a great activity for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) clubs, and transition or enrichment day

Teacher resources include a lesson plan, pupil worksheets, PowerPoint, posters, certificates and more.