Celebrate World Oceans Day and World Environment Day with CREST!
June 04th 2020

Celebrate World Oceans Day and World Environment Day with CREST!

In the coming week we celebrate World Environment Day (5 June) and World Oceans Day (8 June), what better way to mark these planetary occasions than with inspirational projects from Practical Action & CREST Awards!

You can download free CREST and CREST accredited resources that will encourage your children to think about water, health, nature, wildlife, the environment and our planet. These activities allow learners to work like scientists, researchers, engineers and designers to investigate and explore their own project ideas.

World Environment Day is held annually on the 5th of June.
Since 1974 it has been the most renowned day for environmental action,

On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet honor the ocean, which connects us all on the 8th of June.

Take a look at the activities below, many are suitable for both school and home learning.

CREST Awards Resources

Star Challenges (Ages 5-7)
Brilliant Bubbles – Liquids, gases & bubbles (Water)
Muddy Mess – Washing materials (Water)
Plant Detectives – Where plants grow (Water)
Sniffly Sneezes – Absorbency of materials (Water)
Useless Umbrella – Water resistance (Water)

Accredited Projects:
Plastic Oceans

More CREST Star Projects

Superstar Challenges (Ages 7-11)

A Hole in my Bucket (Water)
Colorado Brain Stain (Water)
Crafty Rafts (Water)
A Special New Tree (Environment)
Brilliant Birds (Environment)
Bumblebee Mystery (Environment)
Camouflaged Creatures (Environment)
Disappearing Dinosaurs (Environment)
Goodbye Old Tree (Environment)
Recycle Re-use (Environment)
Tree Trouble (Environment)
Under Your Feet (Environment)
Warm or Cold (Environment)
NEW World Around You Challenges (Environment)

DNA / World Around You Challenge Pack (Ages 7-11)
Contamination Detectives – thinking about how microbes spread (Water)

Accredited Projects:
Artylingua – Water filter challenge, Water slide challenge
Plastic Oceans

More Superstar Challenges

Discovery Awards (Ages 10-14)
Stop the Spread (Water)
Sustainable Solutions (Environment)

Accredited Projects:
Great Tideaway Challenge
Practical Action

Bronze Awards (Age 11+)
Grand Challenges (Water)
Bath Bombs (Water)
Monitoring Acid Rain (Water)
Quality Control (Water)
Treatments for Dehydration (Water)
Worldwide Washing (Water)
Monitoring Acid Rain (Water)
Clean Growth (Environment)
Plant Growth & Nutrients (Environment)
Waste Free Lunch (Environment)

Accredited Resources:
Canal & River Trust – Canal & River Maintenance
Practical Action – Environment & Water projects
Global Action Plan UK – Water Explorer Challenges
Royal Society of Chemistry – Water: Global Experiment with Hydrogels

Silver Awards (Age 14+)
Grand Challenges (Water/Environment)
Clean Growth (Water)
Climate Science (Water/Environment)
Monitoring Water Pollution (Water)
Re-hydration Therapies (Water)
Worldwide Washing (Water)
Plant Growth & Fertilisers (Environment)

Accredited Resources:
Practical Action

Gold Awards (16+)
Grand Challenges (Water & Environment)
Worldwide Washing (Water)
Clean Growth (Environment)
Monitoring Lead Pollution (Environment)
Which Fertiliser Works Best? (Environment)

Accredited Resources:
Practical Action

Practical Action Resources

The materials below are based around Practical Action’s work, which uses science and technology to address global issues such as energy, water and food.  They give students a real insight into how science and technology can be used to tackle challenges faced by communities in the developing world, and how they can be part of the solution.  The resources are strongly linked to the Global Goals and/or Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

These Practical Action project ideas can be used to gain CREST Awards. All activities are themed around water, the environment, sanitation, infectious diseases & hygiene.

Learners can choose from:

Bronze – Dirt Detectives (research), Soap or Nope (practical ), and Clean Communications (communications)

Silver –  What a Waste (research), Washing with Plants (practical),  and Top Toilets (communications)

Gold – The Sanitation Divide (research),  Extraordinary Extractions (practical),  and Sanitation for All (communications)

Global Project Ideas
Regreen the Desert
Ditch the Dirt
Stop the Spread
Floating Garden Challenge
Beat the Flood

Each project idea comes with a teacher’s pack, student brief  and a PowerPoint presentation.

Click here to download the resources

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As North West Regional CREST Support OrganisationAll About STEM promote CREST Awards across the region and point schools & clubs to the support they need to run this amazing scheme. CREST Awards encourage students to work like scientists, researchers, engineers and designers to investigate and explore their own project ideas.

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