CREST Awards

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


Show me content for... +

Show me content for...
Professional development
Families & teenagers (aged 12+)
Families (children aged 12 & under)



Register with us and you can....

  • Sign up to our free e-communications
  • Become a member of the Association
  • Create your own web account, & post comments
  • Be part of British Science Festival
  • Save your favourite items


Keep up to date with the latest news from the British Science Assocation. Sign up to our RSS feeds and take us with you when you are on the move.

You are here

In this section...

In your area

Choose from...

Find your CREST Local Coordinator

What can I do as my CREST project?

There are many different options for your CREST project as CREST Awards are designed to engage all students. 

A wide variety of projects can fit the CREST criteria and can be:

  • Created by a student
  • Chosen by a teacher
  • Provided by local companies or universities
  • Selected from the CREST website’s bank of 150 free ideas.  Please click here for further details.
  • From a link scheme – CREST accreditation is available for a host of other schemes.  Please click here for further details.

CREST Award projects can fall into three broad categories:

  • Research – this usually involves answering a question/hypothesis by reading articles/reports and collecting data from different sources.  The data is then collated, evaluated and used to provide evidence.
  • Investigation or Design and make – this usually involves planning and then carrying out a practical investigation or solving a problem through design.
  • Science Communication – here, students articulate something to an audience about a scientific subject. They research their topic and audience, present the information and measure the outcomes of their discussion (such as changes in audience attitudes).

If you would like to download some FREE 'Pick Up and Run' projects for your students, please click here.  There are 9 projects for each level plus a PowerPoint display to help you introduce the topics.

Back to FAQs