THORPE PARK Resort is planning a new themed zone. Students will work in groups and take on the role of psychologists and data analysts to help them research and design rides for the new zone. They will investigate how psychology can inform both theme development and visitor experience and how data analysis can inform the ride and vehicle design. They will need to put together a group presentation about their ride ideas for the new zone informed by their research from a theme park visit.
This project involves a visit to THORPE PARK Resort or a similar attraction to collect data. Pre-visit and post-visit resources are provided for students to complete the CREST Discovery Award.
How to achieve a CREST Discovery Award
Students will need to complete a CREST Discovery Passport to reflect on their work. You will need to enter students for the CREST Award to receive their personalised certificates.
Help pupils find out about access to water and how we clean water around the world, followed up with a hands-on activity where they build their own water filters!
In the Beat the Flood challenge from Practical Action students will design a home for a community on the fictitious Island of Watu that can withstand the effects of flooding. They will make a model of their design and test how resistant it is to flooding.
Sustainable solutions is a CREST Discovery activity that challenges students to work as a team to create a start-up business tackling the issues of climate change in their community, through the creation of an app, an invention or a communications campaign.
Students will design, make and test a system to help farmers in Nepal transport their tomatoes down the mountain to the market without squashing them.