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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The following CREST SuperStar challenges map onto the six science content areas in the Curriculum for Wales for ages 7-11: Curiosity • A hole in my bucket • A sticky problem • Bumblebee mystery • Camouflaged creatures • Colorado brown stain • Over to you Living things • Making toothpaste • Buy them and try them • Colorado brown stain • Outdoor gym • Playground games Design thinking and engineering • Bridge blunder • Band rollers • Bowled over • Crafty rafts • Discus dilemma • Kite calamity • Outdoor gym • Spinning solutions Matter and its behaviours • 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 • Tomato sauce • Yummy yogurt Forces and energy • Band rollers • Bowled over • Bridge blunder • Super spinners • Racing rockets Computation and the digital world * • Bumblebee mystery • Drifting dandelions • Super spinners * You can use digital tools such as cameras to record and analyse results in these challenges You can read about the curriculum for Wales in full here: https://hwb.gov.wales/curriculum-for-wales/ 14 15

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