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.

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Disaster Response: How do Engineers Save Lives?

This suite of student activities, challenges and related resources aims to give students an insight into the roles of engineers following a natural disaster.

The short introductory activities increase students’ awareness of the range of types of natural disaster and the kinds of problems associated with them...

Community Garden Challenge

The Community Garden Challenge has been designed to help teachers run an engaging one-day activity with Key Stage Three students for National Science & Engineering Week (NSEW). This written resource, along with the accompanying videos, forms a step-by-step guide to make running the Community Garden Challenge...

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. 

Bronze projects: 
• Involve a minimum of 10 hours of work on one project area 
• Use...

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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