CREST Discovery Awards are designed for top primary and early secondary pupils. To achieve an award pupils need to complete 5+ hours of project work and can gain ideas from the CREST project resources area of the British Science Association's website.

  • 10-14 years (typically)
  • Assessed by a teacher or a group leader
  • Students complete a CREST Discovery passport  

To find out more and register your pupils go to CREST Discovery on the BSA website

To see other levels of CREST go back to the main CREST page

Practical Action resources that are suitable for this level are below.

Stop the Spread

A STEM challenge enabling pupils to investigate how to stop the spread of infectious diseases and build a hand-washing device.

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Beat the Flood challenge

Challenge your pupils to use their STEM skills to design and make a model of home for their community living in a flood-prone region of Watu Island.

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Plastics Challenge

Pupils find out more about the properties of plastics and come up with solutions to problems caused by waste plastics globally.

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Power for the World

Pupils discover out how access to energy differs around the world and get the chance to build their own wind turbine

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Design challenge : Water harvester

A new primary D&T or STEM project to design, make and evaluate a water harvesting system for a school garden.

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Smoky Homes

An exciting new STEM project to enable pupils to design and model improved cooks stoves and hoods.

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Ditch the Dirt

An exciting NEW challenge for pupils to 'clean' dirty water through making and testing water filters.

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The Squashed Tomato Challenge

A fun hands-on activity based on a real life problem in Nepal. The challenge: to design and build a model system that can transport tomatoes.

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Floating Garden Challenge

Pupils find a solution to a problem faced by farmers in to grow crops even when their land is flooded as a result of climate change.

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Wind Power Challenge

In this STEM challenge pupils look at wind power then design and build a simple wind powered machine to lift a cup off the floor.

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Design For A Better World

A new design challenge and competition for students to develop an idea for a technology that will address a Global issue.

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Pumpkins Against Poverty

Our latest resource offering a range of cross curricular activities for primary schools based on growing pumpkins in Bangladesh.

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