The most important thing is that there is an element of investigation and exploration, and that the project sets out to answer a question or solve a problem.
Students can choose any type of project at any of the award levels. It’s the amount of time and complexity of work undertaken that increases as students progress.
While some may require access to a lab or specialist equipment, there are many that don’t. A whole range of youth groups and home educators also run them very successfully. From building go-carts to conducting wildlife surveys or testing which wing shapes make the best paper aeroplanes, there are lots of different ways that you can create great projects to suit your group’s activities, interests and resources.
Visit our project ideas library. The library includes activities you can use with your students, as well as CREST link schemes. Link schemes are STEM activities run by our partners that have been accredited by CREST, and that can lead to CREST Awards for your students.