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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Looking forward to

Looking forward to Discovery Other guides available Now that you and your students have completed Star and SuperStar, why not move onto CREST Discovery Award? Run a CREST project in a day with your students! Discovery Awards are a great first introduction to project work and can be completed in a single day as they only take 5 hours. Your students will be challenged to work on their problem solving and use their skills to work in different team roles. They are typically undertaken by 10-to-14 year-olds. DISCOVERY Getting started guide Engage your primary or secondary students with STEM through an exciting, one-day project! Typical age: 10-14 . SECONDARY Getting started guide Develop your students’ project skills and make science personally relevant to them with CREST Bronze, Silver and Gold. Typical age: 13-19 Find out more about how to run CREST projects with students at Secondary level 18 19

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