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 one 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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Curriculum for Wales The

Curriculum for Wales The four purposes of the Curriculum for Wales match well with the CREST guiding principles. The curriculum for Wales aims to help children develop into: CREST guiding principles: Problem solving We suggest the following CREST Star challenges for the six statements of What Matters for Science and Technology in the Curriculum for Wales for ages 5-7: Being curious • Brilliant bubbles • Discovery bag • Muddy mess • Music maker • Sneaky shadow Design thinking and engineering • Testing timers • Starting sounds • Music maker Ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives Enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work Ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world Healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society Reflective practice Reporting and communicating Real-world context Decision making Practical science Independent working Living things • Animal adventure • Plant detectives Computation and the digital world * • Slippery slidey shoes • Speedy scooters • Music maker * You can use digital tools such as cameras and microphones to record results in these challenges Matter and its behaviours • Scrapyard scraps • Sniffley sneezes • Teabag trouble • Useless umbrella Forces and energy • Confusing cans • Slippery slidey shoes • Speedy scooters 12 13

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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