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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The CREST framework

The CREST framework Contents CREST Star and SuperStar are aimed at primary school students aged 5-to-11 years. Students solve eight one-hour science, technology, engineering, and maths challenges through practical investigation. CREST Discovery is a great first introduction to project work and can be done in one day; typically undertaken by 10-to-14 year-olds. CREST Bronze allows students to experience the project process; improving their enquiry, problem solving and communication skills. Typically completed by 11-to-14 year-olds. CREST Silver allows students to develop their own project idea and gain experience of the scientific process. Typically completed by 13-to-16 years. 4 5 6 7 8 10 What is CREST? What is CREST Discovery? CREST Discovery Objectives Typical timetable for a Discovery Day How it works CREST resource library CREST Gold can be used to enhance UCAS personal statements and is well regarded by employers. Typically completed by 16-to-19 year-olds. 12 16 Example Discovery resources Impact of CREST 18 Looking forward to Bronze 2 3