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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11 months ago

Sustainable Solutions Student Pack

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Team roles REMEMBER:

Team roles REMEMBER: Your job title shows which part of the project you will lead. You are responsible for making sure that things get done in your role, but everyone in your team should contribute to all the tasks. If you have more than five members in your team, then there can be multiple designers and engineers. Project Manager Communication Manager Makes sure the whole team and the project is on track Responsible for ensuring that the team communicates its ideas effectively when presenting to the other teams, and responsible for coordinating the presentation. Marketing Research Manager Responsible for developing a marketing plan and thinking about who this tool would benefit, and how and why it would be useful. Helps other members of the team to gather examples and evidence using various resources, including the workshops, and reports back on this as part of the presentation. Designer Engineer Responsible for taking the knowledge and information gained from the workshops and developing them into ideas that will provide new solutions in the classroom. Ensures that the implications of the design ideas are thought through. Responsible for working with the designer to sketch ideas and question how they will work, and for researching the materials and technology required to make the design ideas work. 4

Starter activity: Industry in Wales timeline Instructions In this activity you will look at a case study of industry in Wales as a starting point for analysing industry and innovation in a specific local context. Traditionally, mining in Wales produced carbon-heavy resources that fuelled the rapid industrialisation of the world, including the increase in worldwide transportation and global modernisation. It is generally accepted by leading scientists that the Industrial Revolution and the burning of fossil fuels is to blame for the dramatic rise in greenhouse gases and the changes we are seeing to our global climate. In your teams, cut out the cards on pages 8 and 9 and place them on the timeline in the order that you think they happened. Industry and innovation timeline 2000 – 2015 Paris Agreement international accord to address climate change signed by 195 countries 2007 Apple iPhone launch 2000 2000 Human Genome deciphered 5