CREST Awards

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) enrichment activities to inspire and engage young people aged 5-19 years

21/12/2014

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Celebrating achievement in national competition level

Gianamar receiving the CREST prize for Understanding of Real World Context at the 2012 NSEC finals

Acknowledging success through CREST Awards

Making sure students have a tangible recognition of their hard work, effort and success that is respected by organisations such as UCAS.

A framework for good quality project work in STEM

The CREST Awards offers a robust and consistent framework for students and mentors to use to create high quality projects

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All at sea

 

All at sea.pdf

Click below to read a summary of the All at sea project ideas for Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards; or to go back to project ideas click here.

CREST Bronze
Investigate and compare the waterproof and breathability properties of a range of fabrics used in wet weather clothing designed for sailing
Find out about the different fabrics used in wet weather sailing gear. In particular find out how breathable waterproofs work and what advantages and disadvantages they have over conventional waterproof fabrics.

CREST Silver
Design & build a simple model catamaran for testing a range of sails
You should start this project with some research. Find out about how sails “work”; what are the aerodynamic principles of a sail? Gather information on the main types of sail including the more traditional types of sail. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of sail? Here is a list of some sail types to investigate: Bermudan, gaff, lugsail,lateen, square rig.

CREST Gold Award
Compare the aerodynamic properties of a range of different types of sails
You should start this project with some research. Find out about how sails “work”; what are the aerodynamic principles of a sail? Gather information on the main types of sail including the more traditional types of sail. Here is a list of some sail types to investigate: Bermudan, gaff, lugsail, lateen, square rig.