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 Teacher Pack

This resource is published under an Attribution - non-commercial - no derivatives 4.0 International creative commons licence (

Contents 3 Background 3

Contents 3 Background 3 Overview Timings UNBOXED Creations Celebrating creativity Step-by-step guide 4 4 Pre-project preparation Introduction Workshops Research and planning Design Presentations Plenary Teacher’s guidance CREST Discovery Passport workshops Kit list 7 Timings 8 About CREST Discovery 10 8 2

Background What is UNBOXED? UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK was a celebration of creativity across all four nations of the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales). UNBOXED was made up of 10 projects dedicated to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), aiming to inspire new ways of thinking, creative collaborations and discovering new talent in our local communities. The 10 projects were a mixture of in-person and digital events, accessible for everyone, everywhere. UNBOXED aimed to be the biggest and most ambitious programme to happen in the UK. It celebrated and promoted collective collaboration; this means that it encouraged professionals to work with other professionals and sectors they wouldn’t normally work with. It was an exploration of how our creativity has the power to change the world - how we can shape a better future for people and the planet. What is the R&D process? R&D stands for Research and Development. This is the name given to the task of gathering knowledge/carrying out research to create exciting new ideas. Usually, a R&D process involves researching a new idea but UNBOXED created a new unique process that didn’t ask for an idea to start with. Instead, UNBOXED asked people to create teams with at least two people they had never worked with before. The teams had to be diverse and represent a variety of people, from freelancers and young professionals starting out in their careers, to more experienced professionals as well as people from different locations and backgrounds. The more diverse the team, the more exciting the potential! UNBOXED’s focus was to bring people together and celebrate creativity. The programme wanted to see what could be created by encouraging original collaborations between creative minds who may not ordinarily meet and work together. UNBOXED encouraged them to be open, original and optimistic to create an opportunity to explore new ways of doing things. In this UNBOXED creation activity, students will be working in a similar way to the R&D process, working to create an idea that brings together science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. 3


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