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Silver

CREST Silver Awards are designed for secondary pupils. To achieve an award pupils need to complete 30 + hours of project work and can gain ideas from the CREST project resources area of the British Science Association's website.

  • 13-16 years (typically)
  • Assessed by an external assessor 
  • Students write a project report and complete a CREST student profile form or workbook 

To find out more and register your pupils go to CREST Silver

To see other levels of CREST go back to the main CREST page

Practical Action resources that are suitable for this level are below.

Stop the Spread

A STEM challenge enabling pupils to investigate how to stop the spread of infectious diseases and build a hand-washing device.

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Beat the Flood challenge

Challenge your pupils to use their STEM skills to design and make a model of home for their community living in a flood-prone region of Watu Island.

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Power for the World

Pupils discover out how access to energy differs around the world and get the chance to build their own wind turbine

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Incredible Inoculations

Project ideas around vaccinations and infectious diseases that can be used to gain CREST awards

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Global Project Ideas

Ideas and support materials for STEM projects linked to the Global Goals. Can be used for CREST awards and extended projects.

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Floating Garden Challenge

Pupils find a solution to a problem faced by farmers in Bangladesh...how to grow crops even when their land is flooded as a result of climate change.

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The Squashed Tomato Challenge

A fun hands-on activity based on a real life problem in Nepal. The challenge: to design and build a model system that can transport tomatoes.

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Plastics Challenge

Pupils find out more about the properties of plastics and come up with solutions to problems caused by waste plastics globally.

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Design For A Better World

A new design challenge and competition for students to develop an idea for a technology that will address a Global issue.

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Worldwide Washing

Project ideas around sanitation, hygiene and infectious diseases that can be used to gain CREST awards

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Wind Power Challenge

In this STEM challenge pupils look at wind power then design and build a simple wind powered machine to lift a cup off the floor.

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