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CREST: Secondary Bronze Awards
Our primary ‘at a glance’ list of CREST projects was a hit with teachers, so we’re going to share secondary projects in the same way – starting with Bronze Awards!
If you’re looking for a class project based on a theme or subject, you can find them highlighted below.
Bronze Awards are typically completed by students aged 11+. They complete a ten-hour project which is a perfect introduction to STEM project work. Over the course of the project, teams of students design their own investigation, record their findings, and reflect on their learnings. This process gives students a taste of what it is like to be a scientist or engineer in the real-world.
Projects, Subjects & Themes:
A Clean Break – Physics, Materials, Crime
Study materials to learn about how to investigate breaks
Bath Bomb Challenge – Home, Chemistry, Engineering
Investigate to find the best recipe for home-made bath bombs
Design a Game Controller – Engineering, Design, Entertainment
Use ergonomics to design a game controller
Fraud Detection – Testing Metals – Chemistry, Materials, Crime
Use Archimedes’ principle to investigate the composition of metal items.
Home Entertainment Cabinet – Technology, Design, Entertainment
Design and build a cabinet for your home entertainment system
How do Rockets Work? – Physics, Forces, Entertainment
Investigate how rockets are propelled by building and testing a model rocket kit.
Insulating Fabrics – Textiles, Energy Transfer, Clothes
Devise an experiment to compare the insulating properties of different fabrics.
Make a Rollercoaster Faster – Physics, Design, Entertainment
Design and test your own rollercoaster to see how you can make it go faster.
Make a Wooden Pendant – Materials, Textiles, Fashion
Research, design and make a wooden pendant.
Make Your Own Animation – Art, Design, Entertainment
Learn about animations by designing and making your own.
Make Your Own Fizzy Drink – Food, Chemistry, Engineering
Investigate different soft frink recipes and design an experiment to make the perfect fizzy drink.
Make Your Own Toothpaste – Chemistry, Health, Engineering
Experiment with different ingredients to find the best recipe for cleaning teeth.
Monitoring Acid Rain – Chemistry, Environment, Weather
Investigate air pollution levels by sampling rain water and finding out about the causes of pollution in your local area.
Plant Growth & Nutrients – Biology, Plants, Gardening
Find out how nutrients in compost affect growth rates.
Quality Control – Physics, Materials, Food
Find out about quality control by taking on the role of a factory quality checker.
Revealing Fingerprints – Materials, Chemistry, Crime
Find out which methods are best for revealing fingerprints on different surfaces.
Sailing Clothing – Chemistry, Materials, Sport
Test breathability and water resistance to decide which fabrics are best for sailing.
The Perfect Cup of Tea – Food, Chemistry, Engineering
Investigate a range of methods for making tea and devise an experiment to make the perfect cup of tea for you.
Treatments for Dehydration – Biology, Health, Holidays
Test different oral rehydration salts to learn more about the causes and consequences of dehydration.
Waste-Free Lunch – Food, Environment, Engineering
Introduce a ‘waste-free’ linch programme
What Makes Bread Rise? – Food, Microbiology, Engineering
Investigate different bread recipes and design an experiment to get the perfect rise.
What’s in a Food? – Biology, Digestion, Food
Test a range of foods to find out about the nutrients they contain.
Which Crisps are Crispiest? – Food, Chemistry, Engineering
Investigate different types of crisps to find out what makes the crispy.
Which Material is Strongest? – Materials, Physics, Fashion
Test materials to find out the strength of each.
Who is the Fittest in Your Class? – Biology, Health, Sport
Measure the baseline level of fitness of a group of volunteers.
Why do we use Shampoo? – Home, Chemistry, Hygiene
Compare shop bought shampoo to alternative liquid cleaning products.
Worldwide Washing – Biology, Hygiene, Sanitation
Investigate how sanitation can help solve global health challenges.
Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges – Ageing Society, Artificial Intelligence, Clean Growth, Future of Mobility
Machine Learning – Resource Pack – Artificial Intelligence, Product Design, Research, Technology, Engineering
As North West Regional CREST Support Organisation, All 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.« Back To News