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.

There are more CREST approved resources that have been developed by our partners and providers specific to your region.


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Timeline 2000 – the future 2014 Ebola Virus outbreak 2014 NATO brings the largest ever gathering of world leaders to Wales 2015 Climate Change deal reached by about 200 countries in Paris IPCC 2016 Zika Virus outbreak 2013 Nelson Mandela dies 2007 Apple iPhone launched 2006 Queen opens National Assembly Senedd building in Cardiff Bay 2003 SARS epidemic in China 2000 Human Genome deciphered

Dr Lyn Evans, a Welsh scientist in charge of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which aims to recreate the conditions of the Big Bang, shows a great Welsh contribution to science and technology. ? ? World’s second largest offshore wind farm, Gwynt y Môr, opened in North Wales. ? ? ? ? Richard Trevithick’s steam locomotive carries 10 tons of iron, five wagons and 70 people 10 miles from Penydarren ironworks, Merthyr Tydfil to Abercynon in the world’s first The Abbey Works steelworks at Port Talbot are opened, becoming the largest steelworks in Europe, employing 18,000 in the 1960s. Based in Carmarthenshire, Biopharm become Europe’s leading supplier of medical grade leeches. Hoover opens its factory in Merthyr Tydfil to build washing machines. The factory closes in 2009. powered railway journey. ? ? ? ? National Health Service founded under Health Minister, Aneurin Bevan. Bloodhound SSC announced. Partnership with Swansea University and their FLITE aerodynamics design system. Last deep mine in Wales closed. Tower Colliery in Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taff. Dinorwig Hydroelectric Power Station commissioned in North Wales. Still operational today.