These CREST challenges and project ideas have been selected from our library to be used at home with parental support or set as teacher facilitated distance learning projects.
Find out more about the different CREST Award levels here: CREST Awards.
At secondary level, each project brief has an overall challenge, ideas for getting started and resources you might need. Read the health and safety section carefully before you begin. Young people should create a plan for their project and a risk assessment before they begin any practical activity. You can use the CLEAPSS student safety sheets to help them.
If you need some help getting started, check out the CREST at home section of the Help Centre here.
Find more STEM activities to support home learning here: STEM home learning resources.
Student/team members’ names Project title Introduction You can use this workbook to plan, record and evaluate your project. Fill in the sections as you complete your project. If you are filling the workbook in electronically, all the boxes should expand so that you can add as much detail as you would like. If you are filling it in by hand, feel free to add extra sheets if you don’t have enough room. 1 – Planning your project: Set an aim for your project, and come up with ideas about the best way to achieve that aim. 2 – Throughout your project: Tell us about what you did, how you organised the project and what you found out. 3 – Finalising your project: These questions help you think about what you’ve done and learned during your project. Top tips! • Record what you do in each session. This will help you to talk about your project with your teacher and keep track of your progress. • If you don’t understand something or your project isn’t going the way you planned, ask your teacher or project lead for help. • It doesn’t matter whether your project idea ‘works’ or not – but it does matter that you can explain why it did or didn’t work. • Do not upload documents or images that could be used to identify yourself e.g. photos of you or your classmates, personal contact details etc. Managed by Supported by
These challenges take about an hour each. Once you have completed eight of them you can get a CREST SuperStar Award. Start by downloading the Passport. Children can use this to record each activity they complete.
Each challenge has an organiser card and an activity card. All the instructions to set up the activity are in the organiser card. Read the 'watch out' section carefully before you begin. Children can use the activity card or you can read it through together.
Find out more about Star and SuperStar levels here.
Here you will find ideas for completing a STEM project at home. Each of these projects takes about ten - thirty hours to complete. Once your child has completed their project they can get a CREST Bronze or Silver Award. Start by downloading the Bronze Workbook or Profile Form. Young people can use these to help them complete their project and record their progress.
Each project brief has an overall challenge, ideas for getting started and resources you might need. Read the health and safety section carefully before you begin. Young people should create a plan for their project and a risk assessment before they begin any practical activity. You can use the CLEAPSS student safety sheets to help them.
For Bronze projects, once your child has completed their project, you can sign up to assess it and order their personalised certificate here. For Silver projects your child's project work will need to be submitted and assessed by a trained assessor. Learn more about assessment for Silver Awards here.
Bronze assessment is incredibly easy, and can be adapted for at-home learning. Check out how to assess a Bronze project here.
Find out more about Bronze level here.
Find out more about Silver level here.