Students who are part of the Tomorrow’s Scientists Programme at Cronton Sixth Form College are celebrating after achieving Gold and Silver CREST Awards (Creativity in Science and Technology).
CREST Awards are nationally recognised within the scientific community and are designed to provide curriculum enhancement. They give young people the opportunity to choose their own investigation subject which is then assessed by industry experts from the STEM and education sectors.
The talented Cronton students chose to research a number of interesting projects which addressed real world STEM problems. These included; ‘Is the five second rule valid?’, Which product cleans best?’, The trajectory of shrapnel during an explosion’ and ‘How acidity affects coral reefs’.
Working in small groups throughout the year, the students completed their research projects which they then presented as a biological report at the College’s IDEA Centre to an audience of staff, students and special guests. The project write ups were then submitted to the CREST Award for marking. As a result of the hard work, the students gained the prestigious Gold and Silver Awards, an impressive achievement.
Ruth O’Dea, Science tutor at Cronton said, “It is amazing for us to share in the students’ passion for knowledge and for science in particular. They have worked with great energy and commitment which really shone through on their projects.”
CREST Gold Award Winners
Frey Gee, Abby Staples
How ocean acidification caused by increased c02 levels affects coral reefs.
Meghan Sumner, Amy Almond, Jessica Jones Cannon
How magnetism affects cellular regeneration.
CREST Silver Award Winners
Jake Keller, Isabel Griffiths, Mia Giles
How do levels of particulates vary with location and population density and how may this effect the health of citizens?
Louise Carter, Esther Snape, Lucy Bolton
Is the ‘5 second rule’ valid?
Tom Loxely, Liam Clarke, Jonathan Worrall, Sam Clayton
How does the density of shrapnel affect its flight path?
Nathan Leadbetter, Holly Winrow, Hannah Southern
Magnetic levitation: How does the weight of a payload effect the magnetic force of permanent magnets?
Emily Mullarkey, Hannah Quirk, Anais O’Connor
How water pollution affects plant growth.
Emma Nickels, Erin McLennan, Megan Wallace
Investigating the effect of toxicity of water pollutants on Daphnia.
Keiran Ray, Katie Hallard
Which products clean the best?