CREST Awards: Project Ideas
CREST Awards help school students to undertake projects in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) related areas. Students' achievements can be recognised with awards at bronze, silver and gold levels. The resources in this section contain a series of project ideas that can be used to gain CREST Awards. They look at the application of STEM in areas such as sports equipment, sustainable transport and cleaning technology. Bronze awards are suitable for students at Key Stage Three, whilst gold awards offer extended and independent work for post-16 students.
CREST Bronze Awards engage and inspire a wide range of students, and introduce them to the language and methods of project work. The flexible framework can be adapted for students of different ages and abilities.
• Involve a minimum of 10 hours of work on one project area
Crest Silver Awards stretch students and enrich their studies. They require around 30 hours of project work and are typically completed by 14-to-16-year olds. Your students will develop their own project idea and will gain experience of going through the scientific process.
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Crest Gold Awards allow students to conduct real research. They are longer-term projects that require around 70 hours’ work and are typically completed by 16-19-year-olds. At Gold level, your students’ work should contribute something new to the scientific or technological community or to a particular field of...
The machines of the future pack outlines a project challenging students working in teams to design a household product that uses machine learning. Activities encourage students to research current technology, develop and plan the concept for their product, reflect on previous knowledge and present their work.