Primary challenges (ages 5-11)


Typically completed by 5-11 year olds, CREST Star and SuperStar challenges relate to everyday experiences. Children complete eight activities to gain a CREST Award, with each activity taking between 45 minutes and 1 hour to complete.

The activities are designed to be easy-to-run and low-cost. You don’t need to be a teacher, have a science background or have access to specialist equipment to run them. The packs contain helpful hints and tips for you to use, explaining the scientific themes and offering guidance on conversation topics for your children.

There are more CREST approved resources that have been developed by our partners and providers specific to your region.


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CREST in the primary curriculum

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Similarly,

Similarly, the following CREST SuperStar challenges have been mapped onto the English primary science curriculum content for Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11): States of matter • Tomato sauce Plants • Drifting dandelions • Bumblebee mystery Animals including humans • Making toothpaste Properties and changes of materials • A hole in my bucket • A sticky problem • Cheesy challenge • Get set jellies • Investigating ink • Just my cup of tea • Polymer problem • Protecting polymers • Surprising stains • Testing and comparing tea • Yummy yoghurt Living things and their habitats • A special new tree • Goodbye old tree • Tree trouble • Recycle reuse • Under your feet • Bumblebee mystery • Warm or cold • Bowled over • Racing rockets • Band rollers • Super spinners Investigative skills and technology We have used the English primary • Buy them and try them national curriculum for science to map • Colorado brown stain the content themes against the relevant CREST Star and SuperStar challenges. • Outdoor gym You can view the full curriculum here: • Fossil folly • Hoodie hearing https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/ • Playground games government/uploads/system/uploads/ attachment_data/file/425618/PRIMARY_ national_curriculum_-_Science.pdf 10 11 Rocks and soils Forces and magnets Sound Evolution and inheritance • Camouflaged creatures • Fantastic fingerprints • Disappearing dinosaurs • Fossil folly • Bridge blunder • Brilliant birds • Spinning solutions • Crafty rafts • Kite calamity • Discus dilemma

Star level

Collections of one 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 CREST Star page.


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SuperStar level


Collections of one 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 CREST SuperStar page.


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SuperStar

Getting Started Guide: Primary
All SuperStar challenges