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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‘Atomic: full of love,

‘Atomic: full of love, full of wonder’, created by artist Nike Savvas, is a room full of bouncy balls representing the models used in classrooms to teach molecular structures. Thousands of coloured balls are suspended on transparent nylon strings filling the whole gallery space. They gently move as large fans create a breeze within the gallery. The shimmering haze of balls is designed to make visitors think of the atoms that are the fundamental building blocks of the whole world around us. Main materials: Polystyrene balls, nylon wire, paint, electric fans Moving parts: No, but movement from the room fans Cultural case study Key facts Indoor/outdoor: Indoor sculpture Size: 8m x 8m x 8m Duration: Temporary Interactive: No Location: Australia

Celebrating the role of the Sanger Institute in decoding the human genome, a permanent installation called 'Genome Stripes', designed by Katy Hallett, can be found on a cycle path in Cambridgeshire. A series of four differently coloured stripes, representing genetic letters or bases, have been laid on the cycle path using thermoplastic stripes and then heat welded onto the tarmac. Main materials: Thermoplastic strips, powder-coated steel Cultural case study Key facts Indoor/outdoor: Outdoor sculpture Size: 1 mile Duration: Permanent Moving parts: No Interactive: No Location: Cambridgeshire, UK