CREST Awards

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


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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

Resources available to promote and support the scheme

There are lots of resources available to promote and support the scheme – none more important than our CREST Local Coordinator Network

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Fun of the Fair

Fun of the fair .pdf

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

CREST Bronze
Investigate how the speed of a toy car down a track varies with the height the car is released from.
The classic roller coaster ride involves a wheeled car moving down an angled track. One of the really exciting things about roller coasters is the speed of the car when it reaches the bottom of the track. But do you know how the height of the track affects the speed of the car?

CREST Silver
Build a model Pirate Ship ride
Pieces of eight, pieces of eight! Ahoy there shipmates – the Pirate Ship awaits! No theme park is complete without a Pirate Ship ride. This classic ride involves a swinging ‘gondola’ on a rigid support, often balanced by a large counterweight. How does the ride give you the thrill?

Build a model waltzer and measure the forces that act on a ‘passenger’.
As a waltzer moves around, the people in each ‘car’ experience a force. The bigger the force, the bigger the ‘thrill’. Can you build a model waltzer system that measures this force?