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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3 years ago

Machines of the future idea sheet

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Machines of the future idea

Our product: 1. What will your product do? 3. How will you make the product safe? What could go wrong? 5. How will it improve its performance over time? Can it tell if it has done a good job? 2. Are there similar products that already exist? (You need to research this) How do they work? 4. How will it learn to do what you want it to do? What is the data (input) it will require in order to learn? Will a human assess its performance? Or does it have something else to compare against? 6. Designing your product Who is your product aimed at? How will it be useful for them? Will it be an app or part of something like a fridge or washing machine? Or will it be something totally separate? How will you make sure it is safe and that people trust it?

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