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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5 months ago

Unboxed Creations Student Pack

  • Text
  • Librarycrestawardsorg
  • Creations
  • Sectors
  • Studies
  • Collaboration
  • Engineering
  • Projects
  • Explore
  • Workshop
  • Creativity
  • Unboxed
  • Arts
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Project work Getting

Project work Getting started Get Started Start by brainstorming ideas for your unforgettable ‘UNBOXED Creation’ experience. You might like to think about: • Theme, story or message: many events or experiences aim to communicate a story or message to participants. Is there a story or message that your team are passionate about? This might be: • A local or global issue that you would like to draw more attention to. • A famous person or historical figure that you want to celebrate. • A new or old technology that you want to highlight. • Audience: who would you like to participate in your experience? Are there any groups that might not normally attend an experience like this that you would like to reach? How will you do this? You could think about: • Focusing on a topic that interests that group. • Hosting your experience at a location they already visit regularly. • Using language or imagery that will appeal to that group. • Type of experience: Have you been to any events, museums or other experiences that left a lasting memory? What was so special about them? • The nature of your experience should be suitable for your theme and audience. You might choose a concert, interactive exhibition, a ride, cinematic experience or something else entirely. • Senses: many of the UNBOXED projects played with the senses. Think about ways you might incorporate sight, sound, smell, taste or touch into your experience. Start with the theme of your experience. What do you want visitors or participants to come away with? This might be a knowledge, awareness or a type of feeling or sentiment. 16

Project work Mood board Experience Mood Board Once you have decided on a theme for your UNBOXED Creation, create a mood board for the experience. This will help you to develop your vision as a team. Your mood board could be physical or digital depending on what resources you have available. 17


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