CREST Awards: Run a Discovery Day in School!
May 01st 2024

CREST Awards: Run a Discovery Day in School!

CREST Discovery Awards offer an introduction to real project work and give students the freedom to run their own investigations. They can be completed in one day, with students (11-14) working together in self-managed groups.

The Challenge
Students work in groups to solve a STEM challenge, or challenges, with minimal adult intervention. Then students present their work.

Projects include:

Enrich my Classroom
Design the classroom of the future using new materials and digital tools to improve the learning environment.

Machines of the Future
Students are challenged to design a household product that uses machine learning.

Stop the Spread

Design and build a hand-washing device for a school in Kenya.

Sustainable Solutions

Use digital tools and new technologies to tackle climate change in your area.

Wild Creations

Design and build a prototype for an art installation which celebrates your local culture.

The Outcome
Students develop team-work and hands-on investigative skills. After successfully completing the project, students receive a personalised certificate.

Project Submission
Samples of students’ work and key information are uploaded via the online platform.

Discovery Awards are assessed by a teacher or group leader, usually at the end of the day.

You can download ready-made Discovery Award plans from the CREST resource library.

Teachers can view the Discovery ‘Getting Started Guide’ here.

Sign up to run a CREST Discovery Award

All About STEM are the North West Regional CREST Support Organisation

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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