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.

There are more CREST approved resources that have been developed by our partners and providers specific to your region.


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Anthony Howe spent his early career painting watercolours, but after moving to Manhattan and taking on a part-time job making metal storage shelves for offices, he discovered a new medium: metal. Further exploration combined with previous interests in the wind and movement led to the creation of his unique kinetic wind sculptures. Cultural case study Key facts Indoor/outdoor: Outdoor Main material: Stainless steel Size: 4m high Duration: Permanent Moving parts: Yes, powered by the wind Interactive: No Location: USA

The main architectural centerpiece welcoming visitors to the Ontario Science Centre is a permanent outdoor water fountain. This piece of artwork is also a musical instrument, called a hydraulophone. Members of the public can play it at any time of the day or night! Main materials: Water, stainless steel, concrete, lights Cultural case study Key facts Indoor/outdoor: Outdoor sculpture Size: 10m diameter, 5m high Duration: Permanent Moving parts: Water Interactive: Yes Location: Ontario, Canada