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.
Job descriptions Project Manager Your role is to oversee the whole project and make sure that, at the end of the day, you have a great project to present. You will need to: • Assign roles to other team members • Manage your team members to the best of their capabilities • Resolve disagreements • Give encouragement and advice • Make key decisions about the project • Ensure there is an even distribution of workload and reassign team members where necessary • Maintain the high standard of work produced by your team • Take the opinions of all team members into consideration • Have your presentation ready for the end of the day Cost in £s 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 Cost per square metre of flooring Rubber Paving stones Carpet Grass Finance Manager Your role is to create a detailed budget or cost for the project. You will need to: • Manage the Wild Creation budget • Ensure all team members understand the material costs from the Information Pack • Advise the Project Manager and team members on the budget and the overall costs of the project • Present the financial costs and final budget as part of the main presentation 2 100 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Area of flooring in m² How big? An average classroom is 2.8m high x 4m wide x 8m long. Measure your lab or classroom! 11
3 Cost in £s 8,000 7,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 Bronze Cost per cubic metre of materials Stone Stainless steel Glass fibre MDF Design Engineer Your role is to lead on the design of your Wild Creation with the help of all the other team members. You will need to: • Produce a design for your Wild Creation that is inspiring and fit for purpose • Create accurate drawings that will clearly illustrate all aspects of the project, and label them clearly for the audience to see • Make a careful selection of materials together with your STEM Research and Project Managers • Liaise with the Finance Manager to ensure the materials are all within budget 2,000 1,000 10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Volume of material in m³ How big? The Six Bells mining statue in Abertillery, known as the Guardian, is 12.6m high on a 7.4m stone plinth Foam Graphic Designer Your role is to work closely with the other team members to produce all the graphics and illustration necessary for the project. You will need to: • Create a spectacular and eye-catching Wild Creation • Create images for the project to illustrate and explain your Wild Creation • Ensure that there are strong cultural references • Produce a range of graphics that will complement the project and can be used to market your Wild Creation
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