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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The CREST SuperStar challenges listed below are well suited to the content areas in the Curriculum for Excellence second level (P5-P7): Topical science Planet Earth • Brilliant birds • Bumblebee mystery • Camouflaged creatures • Drifting dandelions • Under your feet • Warm or cold • Worm charming Biological systems • Making toothpaste • Buy them and try them • Fantastic fingerprints • Outdoor gym • Disappearing dinosaurs • Fossil folly Forces, electricity and waves • Bridge blunder • Band rollers • Bowled over • Crafty rafts • Discus dilemma • Kite calamity • Super spinners • Spinning solutions • Hoodie hearing 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 • Recycle reuse • Surprising stains • Testing and comparing tea • Tomato sauce • Yummy yogurt • Bumblebee mystery • Colorado brown stain • Disappearing dinosaurs • Polymer problem • Warm or cold You can find more information relating to the Curriculum for Excellent in Scotland via the following links: https://education.gov.scot/nih/Documents/ SciencesBenchmarksPDF.pdf https://education.gov.scot/Documents/sciences-pp.pdf https://education.gov.scot/media/0g2cthxv/cfefactfileoverview.pdf 18 19
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.
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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