Discovery challenges (ages 10-14)


Typically completed by 10-14 year olds, students work collaboratively on a five hour project or challenge in self-managed groups. During the project, they use a CREST Discovery passport to record and reflect on their work. Afterwards, students communicate their findings as a group presentation.

Each pack provides teaching guides, kit lists, example timetables and suggested starter activities to help you run your day. Find out more about CREST Discovery Awards.

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C Feedback To take them through these discussions, each Project Manager should be given a Feedback Task sheet. The team gathers back together after each member has completed a different workshop. The Project Manager should ask each person in turn to summarise what they have learned. As part of the discussion the team should try and begin to identify links between the different topics and to think about ways in which they can combine them and implement ideas in their own classroom. Finally the students in the team assign roles to each other that they will take on when completing the challenge. Design Test D Completing the challenge (design and test) To take them through this section each team should be given a Challenge Task sheet. There is also a Presentation skills Fact file for students to refer to. Each team should come up with ideas to enrich their classroom, based on the links between the workshop topics that they identified in the previous feedback session. E Presentations There will not be enough time available for each team to present to the whole group, instead you should split them into groups of 5 or 6 teams. They will then each take a turn to present for a maximum of 5 minutes. It is up to the session leader whether or not the other teams can ask questions at the end of the presentation. You should advise teams at the beginning of the challenge session what the format of the presentations will be. For example, will they be able to prepare PowerPoint slides or should they just use handdrawn sketches and diagrams? Teams have been asked to include the following in the presentations: • An overview of what they are enriching in the classroom • Information on how they came up with the idea • Discussion of their ideas in more detail, including sketches, drawings or images to illustrate how the solution works. Each team member must contribute to the presentation. 20

Appendix A: '30 years of classroom changes' These cards can be printed from the pdf file supplied. 21