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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The CREST framework

The CREST framework Contents CREST Star and SuperStar are aimed at primary school students aged 5-to-11 years. Students solve eight one-hour science, technology, engineering, and maths challenges through practical investigation. CREST Discovery is a great first introduction to project work and can be done in one day; typically undertaken by 10-to-14 year-olds. CREST Bronze allows students to experience the project process; improving their enquiry, problem solving and communication skills. Typically completed by 11-to-14 year-olds. CREST Silver allows students to develop their own project idea and gain experience of the scientific process. Typically completed by 13-to-16 years. 4 5 6 8 10 13 What is CREST? What are CREST Star and SuperStar? CREST Star and SuperStar objectives How it works Resource library Example activities CREST Gold can be used to enhance UCAS personal statements and is well regarded by employers. Typically completed by 16-to-19 year-olds. 16 18 Impact of CREST Looking forward to Discovery 2 3

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