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 (

Timings 5 x 1 hour

Timings 5 x 1 hour sessions Session Activity Description 1 Introduction and Workshop 1: Draw a scientist Use the PowerPoint and notes in the Teacher Pack to introduce your students to the concept of STEAM and the history of festivals celebrating creativity and innovation. Students explore the interdependence of STEM and the arts by looking at the overlapping knowledge and skills needed by scientists and artists. 2 Workshop 2: Case studies Students research two experiences from the UNBOXED Creativity festival and look at how the arts were combined with other STEM disciplines. 3 Research and planning Students are introduced to the brief, divide into teams and start to think about the theme/message, audience and type of experience they want to create. 4 Design This section focuses on more detailed design of the experience. The teams will work together to develop a mood board and experience plan. 5 Presentations and plenary Teams prepare and deliver a 5-minute presentation about their UNBOXED Creation. Teachers and students provide constructive feedback, and have a chance to ask questions. Students reflect on their learning and complete their CREST Discovery Passport. 6

Materials and printing Quantity Materials 1 per teacher Teacher Pack 1 per group Student Pack 1 per student CREST Discovery Passport 1 per group A3 paper 2 or 3 per group Magazines for creating mood boards 1 per group Internet connected device for research and creating presentations Pens and pencils Spare paper Quantities • Students will work in groups of 4–6. 7


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