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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2 years ago

Stop the spread

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  • Crest
  • Washing
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  • Infectious
  • Diseases
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5 Guide to starter

5 Guide to starter activities STARTER ACTIVITY 1 SToP THE SPREAD SIMulATIon GAME Materials: Cards for starter activity 1 - 1 card per pupil u Prepare cards for every pupil in the class. For every 9 students one piece should have ‘infected’ written on the top; all the others have ‘clear’. v Explain at the start of the activity one that a certain number of people are infected and you are going to see how quickly that infection can spread. Hand out the cards and tell pupils to not let other pupils know what they have written on their piece. w Ask pupils to move around the room and after 10 seconds shout ‘stop’ or blow a whistle and ask them to shake hands with the person next to them then show that other person their card. x When two people meet if one or both has ‘infected’ on their card, they both write ‘infected’ underneath the word they have already. If they are both ‘clear’ they write ‘clear’ (this way everyone writes something so it is not obvious who is infected). y Repeat the process. z Explain that once someone has ‘infected’ written down three times they will start to show symptoms and should sit down so they don’t infect anyone else. { You can stop the activity at any time. This is to demonstrate how quickly infection spreads. Starter activity 2 Hand Washing game Materials: glitter, Vaseline, soap, hand towels and 2 washing up bowls u Divide the class into three groups. Choose a ‘volunteer’ from each group to be the person with the disease. v All three ‘volunteers’ rub their hands in the Vaseline/glitter mix. Group 1 infected person – doesn’t wash their hand. Group 2 infected person – washes hand with water for five seconds. Group 3 infected person– washes hands with water and soap for five seconds. w Ask each group to stand in a line, one student behind another. The infected person should turn and shake hands with the next pupil, who shakes hands with pupils behind him etc. until the last person is reached. x Ask the three last students to shake hands to show their hands to the rest of the class. y Discuss the results. Tip: in a small group pupils can repeat the activity using the three different methods and discuss the differences. These activities are adapted from British Council’s Emerging Infectious Diseases starter resource.

6 CREST Discovery Awards Assessment Criteria If you register your students for a CREST Discovery Award, you will be recognizing the skills that students will gain through participation in the day. To help with this, there is a CREST Discovery passport for each student to complete. CREST Discovery passport This is primarily intended as a selfreflection tool for students. Each student is assessed as an individual even when working within a team. Teachers should remind students at regular intervals to add comments to their own passports. The passports should be collected at the end of the day and may be used to confirm (or not) if a student has met the assessment criteria. This should only be needed if teachers have any concerns about the performance of particular individuals. It is not intended that teachers must review all CREST Discovery passports after the event. Assessing your students Teachers should observe students individually throughout the day and record any information which could be used to provide evidence of students meeting the following assessment criteria: u Self-management Readiness to accept responsibility, flexibility, effective time management, motivation to improve own performance; confidence when tackling tasks v Team-working Respecting others’ work and views, working collaboratively, negotiating/ persuading, contributing positively to discussions w Problem-solving Analysing facts and circumstances in order to apply creative (imaginative) approaches in developing realistic, innovative and original solutions x Research Acquiring new knowledge relevant to the task and applying it appropriately y Communication Following written and verbal instructions (the brief), talking and listening to other team members, producing a structured presentation which relates to the original brief and which reflects the creativity applied by the group during the day z Reflective practice The ability to recognise: what knowledge and skills have been gained, where they could have worked more effectively, where they achieved/exceeded expectations. If the student has met the assessment criteria, they can receive a CREST Discovery Award.