What is PowerDown?

PowerDown is an award-winning multimedia resource for geography, citizenship and science which takes learners on a journey to: Learn – find out about climate change and how it is already affecting young people around the world. Investigate – focus on how energy use at home and at school is linked to climate change. Act – take real steps to be part of the solution to climate change. Now, our new climate heroes section introduces people around the world who are adapting to climate change. To browse resources linked to the three steps, click on the images above. Find what you need using our search tool, or get PowerDown for your age group.


Mahidul, aged 11, from Char Jattrapur, northern Bangladesh.


Get PowerDown

Printed copies of PowerDown cost £15. You’ll get all the photos, cards, and an activity book with copiable worksheets, as well as all the films and resources on a DVD ROM. You can also download PowerDown free. Don’t forget to sign up for updates to make sure your school is the first to get hold of new resources.

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Video: Be the solution

Watch this video to start understanding some of the causes, impacts and solutions to climate change.

Secondary school teacher explaining PowerDown to her pupils

Video: Teacher introduction slideshow

A slideshow about using the PowerDown toolkit for secondary teachers.

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Lesson idea 1: Climate change investigation

This lesson idea gets your pupils learning about the causes of climate change, how it is affecting people around the world now and how it might affect them in the future.

This resource has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ActionAid and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.


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