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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Teacher Guide - Discovery

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Teacher Guide -

Introduction to CREST Discovery Award CREST Discovery Awards engage and inspire a wide range of students in STEM activities. The flexible framework can be adapted for students of different ages and abilities, and can be used in a range of contexts: • To support primary-secondary transition • For team-building on a collapsed timetable day • As a focus to increase engagement in STEM • As an opportunity for collaboration between school departments • As an activity for a holiday club or youth group. During the project, students will develop skills in self-management, problem solving, team work, research and communication. Look on the CREST Awards website for further information about project ideas, CREST accredited schemes and how to support your students. Managed by: Supported by:

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