Science & technology

Are you a bit of a budding scientist? Do you have a keen interest in technology? Well, now is your chance to develop those skills!

The possibilities are endless and you should find a person, people or group local to you that could help. You should develop a programme which is interesting, relevant to you and will teach you new skills. Along the way you’ll have fun, make friends, learn new skills – or even share your own skills with others!

Here are just a few ideas of the sort of things you could do to get you started:


  • Research and create a photo journal on how physics affects every day life
  • Build a water-powered rocket from household items
  • Research marine life in the UK and create a website about it
  • Do a series of hands-on science experiments at an after-school club and film them

Information Technology

  • Complete a computer course through a local college
  • Learn about the different parts that make up a computer and write up your findings
  • Create and manage your own website
  • Build your own computer


  • Study the early developments of astronomy, such as the findings of Galileo
  • Be able to identify constellations, stars and planets
  • Build your own telescope and document your findings online
  • Make a model to demonstrate the orbit of an artificial satellite

Remember, these are just a few ideas. Chat to your Leader, family, friends and people who’ve already achieved an Award to see what they’ve done and what opportunities are available in your local area.

Don’t forget to check with your Leader that what you choose to do meets the DofE’s requirements for this section and your level.

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