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.

There are more CREST approved resources that have been developed by our partners and providers specific to your region.


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Getting Started Guide: Discovery

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Looking forward to

Looking forward to Bronze Other guides available Now that you and your students have finished Discovery, why not move onto CREST’s secondary stage and complete a CREST Bronze Award? Bronze projects are typically undertaken by 11-to- 14-year-olds and take 10 hours to complete. They are ideal for students who want to have a bit more control over their project and start working more independently. Bronze Awards are also well suited to after-school clubs to be completed throughout a school term. PRIMARY Getting started guide Find out how you can use CREST Star and SuperStar to give primary children their first experience of pupil-led problem-solving challenges set in a real-world context. Typical age: 5-11 Find out about the range of activities and challenges available at Primary level. SECONDARY CREST has the advantage of giving science clubs a focus. It is judged against criteria that are clear, so students know what they need to do. It encourages investigation and allows students to explore topics that are not in the curriculum. Getting started guide Develop your students’ project skills and make science personally relevant to them with CREST Bronze, Silver and Gold. Typical age: 13-19 CREST Teacher Find out more about how to run CREST projects with students at Secondary level. 18 19