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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The 'Atomium' was

The 'Atomium' was created for the World Fair of Brussels in 1958. The unique structure symbolises an iron crystal that has been enlarged 165 billion times. It was designed to symbolise trust in the scientific progress made since the end of World War II. Now the Atomium is an international tourist attraction for Brussels. Three spheres are home to temporary exhibitions and multimedia installations. A sphere is reserved for children, with workshops and a place for sleepovers. The highest sphere is a restaurant with fantastic views of Brussels. Size: 102m high; Spheres: 18m diameter; Tubes: 3m diameter Cultural case study Key facts Indoor/outdoor: Outdoor visitor attraction Main material: Stainless steel Duration: Permanent Moving parts: No Interactive: No Location: Brussels, Belgium

'In the Zone' was a travelling interactive science exhibition celebrating the human body and sport, designed especially for the 2012 London Olympics. Over 90,000 people used the exhibition across the UK. A TVstyle science show entertained the audience before they entered the huge inflatable dome to enjoy the many interactive exhibits that explored the human body. Main materials: Canvas dome, astroturf, graphics, trailer Size: Footprint: 26m x 12m; Dome: 11m diameter, 5.5m high Duration: Temporary travelling exhibition, 1–14 days' duration Cultural case study Key facts Indoor/outdoor: Outdoor exhibition Moving parts: Yes Interactive: Yes Location: UK