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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Swim, snorkel, S.C.U.B.A

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Click below to read a summary of the Swim, snorkel, S.C.U.B.A project ideas for Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards; or to go back to project ideas click here.

CREST Bronze
Find out which materials are best for swimming costumes
World-class swimmers need to make every second count when they’re trying to win races; one way is to wear smooth, tight swimming costumes. Often they shave all the hair off their bodies, and wear skin-tight hats on their heads. Find out which ones materials would be best for swimming costumes and why.

CREST Silver
Design a snorkel and face mask
You will be given a design brief and you have to come up with a new snorkelling product. You have to decide what the product will be made from, and how the bits will be joined, so you’ll have to do some materials testing.

Research the science behind scuba diving
Consider the physics and physiology – and create a presentation for people learning to dive. Central to the presentation will be a model (or models) to demonstrate some of the science you’re teaching. The suggestion in the title of this project is a model regulator.