Explorers of Science

Explorers of Science - with CREST Star

We run our science activities using high quality resources.


Come along and explore science with other children using the award winning CREST scheme. 

CREST is a UK-wide award scheme enabling children, usually aged 5 - 19, to solve science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) problems through practical investigation. Visit http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/


Crest offer the following

Getting the awards.

We will provide the CREST  Logbooks, stickers and crest certificates for the 'Star Awards' and arrange validation and recognition for the 'Discovery Awards' and the 'Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards'

Example of a Star logbook and the three levels of certificates for Stars, Superstars and MegaStar awards.

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'Star awards' (Star, Superstar and Megastar) Ages 5 - 11

CREST Star activities focus on a mixture of hands-on practical work and discussion, encouraging children to work independently of adults. Lasting approximately one hour, the investigations are designed by CREST to be used by small groups of children.

CREST Star has three levels
  • Star Ages 5 - 6 year (approx)
  • SuperStar Ages 7 - 11 (approx)
  • MegaStar Ages 7 - 11 (approx)

 Example of a Star, Superstar and Megastar activities CLICK

Each week NFHE Explorers will run one 'Star' activity for the 5 -6 age range and one Superstar or Megastar activity for the 7 - 11 age range.




'Discovery Awards' - Ages 11 - 19 years

Focus on fun, teamwork and transferable skills. They are typically completed by 11-19 year olds in 5 hours (ie over five sessions).

The CREST Discovery Award recognises quality science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) project work that is done over a short period of time (typically a day). It focuses on fun, teamwork and transferable skills. Like all CREST Awards, creativity, decision making, problem solving and communication are key to gaining a Discovery Award, as is putting projects in a real-world context.

One example of a typical Discovery Award activity ......CLICK

NFHE Explorers will arrange and run Discovery Awards as and when the numbers and ages of children permit.



Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards' Ages 11 - 19 years

 

NFHE Explorers will arrange and run the following awards as and when the numbers and ages of children permit.


CREST Bronze Awards

Bronze Awards focus on fun, teamwork and transferable skills. They are typically completed by 11-19yr olds; around 10 hours of project work is expected. Children experience the project process; improving their enquiry, problem solving and communication skills. CREST Bronze is also Validated as 10hrs towards the Children's University Passport to Learning

  • To find out more details about what is expected from a Bronze CREST Award, click here

 

CREST Silver Awards

Silver Awards stretch children and enrich their studies. They are typically completed by 14-19yr olds; around 30 hours of project work is expected. Suitable coursework (e.g. GCSE Design and Technology), project work for work related learning, and the new Diplomas could be used to achieve CREST Silver Awards. CREST Silver is also Validated as 20hrs towards the Children's University Passport to Learning

  • To find out more details about what is expected from a Silver CREST Award, click here

CREST Gold Awards

Gold Awards allow the most able children to conduct some real research. They are typically completed by 16-19yr olds; these longer-term projects require around 70 hours work. Suitable coursework or project work for the new Diplomas and the EPQ can achieve CREST Gold Awards.

  • To find out more details about what is expected from a Gold CREST Award, click here