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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The resource library is very new and the CREST team are working hard to get all our resources uploaded in the next few weeks. Currently only about a third of our resources are up, so if you can't find the resource you're looking for email crest@britishscienceassociation.org

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All SuperStar challenges

  • Text
  • Handson
  • Stem
  • Challenges
  • Discussion
  • Explore
  • Create
  • Experiment
  • Investigate
  • Toothpaste
  • Materials
  • Glue
  • Tomato
  • Yoghurt
  • Superstar
The activities in this pack have been selected from our library of CREST SuperStar challenges. Children need to complete eight challenges to achieve a CREST SuperStar Award. If you want, you can mix and match challenges from different packs, as long as children complete eight SuperStar challenges.

All SuperStar

Challenges collection Suitable for 7 to 11-year-olds This collection of CREST SuperStar activities allows children to explore everyday problems using science. Once they complete eight of the challenges, they can receive a CREST SuperStar certificate and badge as well! #Investigate #Experiment #Create #Discover

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  • Page 7 and 8: There’s a hole in my bucket, dear
  • Page 9 and 10: Getting started 2/2 We are going to
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  • Page 13 and 14: Discuss Think about trees that you
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  • Page 24 and 25: Bowled Over Organiser’s Card Abou
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  • Page 32 and 33: Brilliant Birds Organiser’s Card
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  • Page 36 and 37: Bumblebee Mystery Organiser’s Car
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  • Page 45 and 46: Discuss Read the advert for Bright
  • Page 47 and 48: Things to think about Remind the ch
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    Getting started Ingredients A cup o

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    Things to think about Some children

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    Getting started To help you to deci

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    What to do 1. Introduce the activit

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    Getting started You can use sheets

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    Things to think about Scientists ar

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    Getting started Make a flyer advert

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    Things to think about Talk to the c

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    Getting started 2/2 Think about the

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    Things to think about Dandelions ge

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    Getting started Find all the places

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    Things to think about Let the child

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    Getting started You either need to

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    Things to think about Children will

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    Getting started Make model dinosaur

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    Things to think about For many reas

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    Getting started Some other investig

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    Things to think about There is no r

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    Getting started To come up with som

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    Things to think about Some material

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    Test your ideas Will you need to ma

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    Things to think about Try to help c

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    Discuss Who will you ask? How many

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    INVESTIGATING INK Investigating Ink

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    JOURNEY STICK Journey Stick Organis

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    Journey Stick Activity Card JOURNEY

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    Just My Cup of Tea Organiser’s Ca

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    Just My Cup of Tea Activity Card It

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    KITE CALAMITY Kite Calamity Organis

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    KITE CALAMITY Kite Calamity You’v

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    Making Toothpaste/ Terrific Teeth P

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    NG TOOTHPASTE Making Toothpaste/ Te

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    To get you started, a few fellow in

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    OUTDOOR GYM Things to think about T

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    Discuss You could find out: What ki

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    OVER TO YOU Over to You Organiser

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    Over To You Activity Card You’ve

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    Extra things to do Read these stori

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    Things to think about Visual disabi

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    Getting started How well are outdoo

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    its. Share what they have chosen. E

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    Getting started Explore the materia

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    Things to think about Testing foil

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    Getting started You will need some

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    What to do 1. Read the ACTIVITY CAR

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    Racing Rockets Activity Card You’

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    Recycle Reuse RECYCLE REUSE RECYCLE

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    Take it further Paper is made from

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    RECYCLE REUSE Getting started Tear

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    Things to think about This is a gre

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    Getting started Plan what you are g

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    What to do 1. Read the ACTIVITY CAR

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    SUPER SPINNERS Super Spinners Activ

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    SURPRISING STAINS Surprising Stains

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    SURPRISING STAINS Surprising Stains

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    Test your ideas What colours did yo

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    Things to think about To decide whi

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    Getting started Why not carry out a

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    What to do 1. Read the ACTIVITY CAR

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    TOMATO SAUCE TOMATO SAUCE Tomato Sa

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    Save the tree Tree Trouble Organise

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    Tree Trouble Activity Card Save the

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    G TOAST Tumbling Toast Organiser’

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    Take it further TUMBLING TOAST The

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    Getting started Start by finding ou

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    What to do 1. Read the ACTIVITY CAR

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    SURPRISING STAINS Under Your Feet A

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    COLD Warm or Cold Organiser’s Car

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    Warm or Cold Activity Card No one h

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    Test your ideas Do big things cool

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    Things to think about Make sure tha

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    Getting started Practice blowing bu

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    What to do 1. Read the ACTIVITY CAR

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    Worm Charming WORM CHARMING You’v

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    Yummy Yoghurt Makers Organiser’s

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    Yummy Yoghurt Makers Activity Card

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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

All SuperStar challenges