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.

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Sustainable Solutions Student Pack

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Sustainability analysis

Sustainability analysis (for services) Think about how your business will approach these elements of environmental sustainability. You don’t need a perfect idea, but it’s important that the positive consequences outweigh any negative ones. Procurement What things will you need for your business? Make a list. Where will you buy these from? Can you source them sustainably by buying things that are made from recycled or environmentally friendly materials, by buying less, by buying things that come with minimal or no packaging, etc.? Energy How much energy will it take to provide your service and where will this energy come from? Water Waste How much water will it take to provide your service? Will the water be polluted/contaminated? What will happen to this water after your business has used it? How much waste will your business create? What steps will you take to minimise waste? Can your waste be recycled? Transport Positive change The transportation involved in your business may relate to the other elements on this sheet. What will you do to reduce the amount of transportation required? Will your business do anything to actively improve the environment by contributing to biodiversity, educating others about environmental issues, etc.? 14

Presentations Prepare your presentation In the final session your team will present its ideas. In your presentations you should include: ● An overview of your product or service. ● ● ● ● An explanation of how your business is sustainable. An explanation of who your target audience is and how your product or service meets its needs. Information on how you came up with and developed your initial ideas into the product or service you are presenting. Discussion of your idea in more detail, including sketches, drawings or images to illustrate how your solution works. Every team member must contribute to the presentation. It should last no longer than five minutes. If there is time available, the other teams will be able to ask you questions. 15

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