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

Sustainable Solutions Teacher Pack

  • Text
  • Solutions
  • Timeline
  • Businesses
  • Resource
  • Sustainability
  • Industrialisation
  • Economic
  • Industrial
  • Teams
  • Crest
  • Sustainable
This resource is published under an Attribution - non-commercial - no derivatives 4.0 International creative commons licence (

Step-by-step guide

Step-by-step guide Presentations (60 mins) Each team should prepare a presentation that is no longer than five minutes, with each member contributing. The content of the presentation should include: ● ● ● An overview of the sustainable solution Information on how the team came up with the idea Sketches, drawings or images to illustrate how the solution works. If time allows, other teams may be given the opportunity to ask questions. Reflection (10 mins) Time for students to reflect on their learning and complete their CREST Discovery passport. 10

CREST Discovery Award Students should complete the CREST Discovery passport, available at When you assess the passport to submit the Awards, you will be recognising the skills that students gain by participating in the day. Preparation Ready to get going with CREST? Sign up for a CREST account here: Create a new Discovery Award project with the name(s) of the student(s) and the title of the project. If you don't have all the details, you can fill these in later! Run the project We've created some handy packs to help you deliver a successful Discovery Day. The activities in these packs can be done in one day or over a period of shorter sessions – whichever suits you. Students should spend five hours on the project. You can download the Discovery passport when you create your CREST account by following the link above. Make sure you complete a risk assessment before running the project. Reflection Once your students have completed their CREST project, ask them to complete their Discovery passport. This is a chance for them to reflect on all the interesting things that they've learnt and the invaluable skills they have used along the way. Enter your project for a CREST Discovery Award Hard work deserves a reward! Celebrate and certify each student's achievement by entering their project for a CREST Discovery Award. Simply: 1. Log in to your CREST account at 2. Select the project and upload a sample of the student's Discovery passport or other project evidence. 3. Check that the participating student has met each of the criteria on the teacher assessment page. 4. Finally, complete the delivery and payment details to order your snazzy certificates. 5. Congratulations on completing CREST Discovery Award! What next? The scientific discovery doesn't need to end here. Why not encourage your students to go to the next level and try the CREST Bronze Award? Share the wonder of science and inspire others to take part in CREST projects, too. For free ideas on how to get started, visit 11


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