Primary challenges (ages 5-11)


Typically completed by 5-11 year olds (Key Stages 1 and 2), CREST Star and SuperStar challenges relate to everyday experiences.

The activities are designed to be easy-to-run and low-cost, and you don’t need to be a teacher, have a science background or have access to specialist equipment to run them. Children are eligible for a CREST Award after completing eight of the challenges and you’ll find helpful hints and tips in each pack for you to use, explaining the scientific themes and offering guidance on conversation topics for your children.

There are many more CREST resources which have been developed by our partners and by providers in your region. Click here for links to CREST accredited resources developed by partner organisations, CREST accredited schemes and education providers who can deliver CREST accredited activities.

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Getting Started Guide: Primary

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Get started with CREST primary

CREST resource library

CREST resource library Choose eight challenges from the extensive range in our resource library. There are over 60 different activities available covering numerous curriculum areas. You can mix and match challenges to fit the topics in your curriculum, the interests of your group or themes which relate to your local area. Find our resources here: http://library.crestawards.org/ Challenges collection Suitable for 5 to 7-year-olds This collection of CREST Star activities allows children to explore everyday problems using science. Once they complete eight of the challenges, they can receive a CREST Star certificate and badge as well! Meet Cosmic and Gem. They’ll help get your students involved with their activities! #Investigate #Experiment #Create #Discover 10 11

Star level

Collections of 1 hour challenges recommended for children aged 5-7 years that relate to children’s everyday experiences. Find out more about this level and how to gain a CREST Award on the Star page


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SuperStar level


Collections of 1 hour challenges recommended for children aged 7-11 years that realate to broader situations that children are likely to have come across. Find out more about this level and how to gain a CREST Award on the SuperStar page


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SuperStar

Getting Started Guide: Primary
All SuperStar challenges