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You can use these projects to enter the Youth Grand Challenges competition. This resource includes three project ideas on the theme of vaccinations and infectious diseases. This resource has been produced by Practical Action, in partnership with the CREST Awards scheme.

‘Vital Vaccinations’ is a research project: Students are challenged to think about the history of vaccines and how they work, to find out about the diseases vaccines can be used to protect against here and in the more remote parts of
the developing world, and about diseases that current vaccines cannot help with.

‘Vaccines are Cool’ is a practical project: Students are challenged to think about how to keep things cold without using any electricity, and to design a cool box that uses ice to keep vaccines below a certain temperature for as long as possible and uses no power and to test and compare models. 

‘Spread the Word’ is a communication project: Students are challenged to think about how messages about health and disease reach people who live in remote parts of the world, and develop ideas for education about illness, disease and vaccination in parts of the world with low literacy levels. 

Wind Power Challenge (Welsh)

Wind Power Challenge (Welsh)

A renewable energy STEM challenge where pupils design and build a simple wind turbine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor.


Bath bomb challenge

Bath bomb challenge

In this project, you will make your own homemade bath bomb. You will find out what makes bath bombs fizz and then vary your recipe to try to change how much yours fizzes….


Future travel communication

Future travel communication

Bronze award | Communication project | Student sheet Commuters can offset their carbon footprint Every day, millions of people travel to work or school. They use cars, buses and trains – which all leave a carbon footprint. To pay for this footprint, some commuters use...
Imperial College London Schools Science Competition

Imperial College London Schools Science Competition

The Schools Science Competition is free to enter and is open to teams of pupils from secondary schools across Greater London. The aim of the competition is for teams to identify an everyday problem that directly impacts society.


Practical Action global CREST challenges – transport

Practical Action global CREST challenges – transport

In the Transport Global CREST challenges students can choose from a range of transport themed project ideas. The Global CREST challenges from Practical Action give students a real insight into how science and technology can be used to tackle challenges faced by...