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.
Wild creations Challenge students to celebrate their culture and heritage through the design and creation of a model, sculpture or interactive installation. They could build a Wild Creation for their school, local area, a target audience or to promote a local or national event. They need to think carefully about the materials as well as the size and cost of building their creation. In this project your students will: • Investigate examples of existing Wild Creations made from different materials and in various contexts • Develop a concept for their own Wild Creation • Decide on a location and draw scale plans to show the position • Build a scale model of their Wild Creation • Create a budget for the cost of building the structure. Outcomes • Celebrate their culture and use science in a real-world context with their own Wild Creation • Work with other students in a team • Develop their communication skills • Reflect on their own learning. 14 15