Discovery challenges (ages 10-14)


Typically completed by 10-14 year olds (Key Stages 2 and 3), students work collaboratively on a five hour project or challenge in self-managed groups. They record and reflect on their work during the project, using a CREST Discovery passport, and communicate their findings as a group presentation.
Each pack below provides teaching guides, kit lists, example timetables and suggested starter activities to help you run your day. Find out more about this level on the Discovery page .

There are many more CREST resources which have been developed by our partners and by providers in your region. Click here for links to CREST accredited resources developed by partner organisations, CREST accredited schemes and education providers who can deliver CREST accredited activities.

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? Brecon Beacons National Park awarded International Dark Sky Reserve silver award. First area of its kind in Wales. ? The largest number of men ever to work in the Welsh coal mines was 271,000 in 620 mines and 122 shipping companies. ? ? ? ? Sir Martin Evans wins the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his research into stem cells. Alzheimer's breakthrough – jointly led by Cardiff University – the largest study of its kind explores the relationship between genetics and lifestyle in the development of the disease. William R. Grove invents the fuel cell, a device that produced an electric current from hydrogen and oxygen reacting on platinum electrodes. The first million-pound cheque was signed at the Coal Exchange in Mount Stuart Square in Cardiff Docks. ? ? ? ? Donald Davies devised the idea of information packet switching, which lies behind the Internet. Great Western Railway joined with South Wales when Brunel’s Chepstow Bridge opened. Sony begins production of the Raspberry Pi computer at its UK Technology Centre in Bridgend. Within a year it has made a million of them. Wales’ largest Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) opens in Cardiff. It diverts 95% of non-recyclable waste away from landfill and generates 30MW of electricity, enough to power 50,000 homes.

1920s The largest number of men ever to work in the Welsh coal mines was 271,000 in 620 mines and 122 shipping companies. 1984 Dinorwig Hydroelectric Power Station commissioned in North Wales. Still operational today. 1804 1839 1852 1909 Richard Trevithick’s steam locomotive carries 10 tons of iron, five wagons and 70 people 10 miles from Penydarren ironworks, Merthyr Tydfil to Abercynon in the world’s first William R. Grove invents the fuel cell, a device that produced an electric current from hydrogen and oxygen reacting on platinum electrodes. Great Western Railway joined with South Wales when Brunel’s Chepstow Bridge opened. The first million-pound cheque was signed at the Coal Exchange in Mount Stuart Square in Cardiff Docks. powered railway journey. 1948 1948 1951 1958 National Health Service founded under Health Minister, Aneurin Bevan. Hoover opens its factory in Merthyr Tydfil to build washing machines. The factory closes in 2009. The Abbey Works steelworks at Port Talbot are opened, becoming the largest steelworks in Europe, employing 18,000 in the 1960s. Donald Davies devised the idea of information packet switching, which lies behind the Internet.