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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The following CREST SuperStar challenges can be incorporated into the content areas in the primary curriculum for Northern Ireland for ages 7-11 (P5-P7): Interdependence • Hoodie hearing • Fossil folly • Disappearing dinosaurs • Brilliant birds • Bumblebee mystery • Drifting dandelions • Warm or cold • Worm charming Change over time • Tomato sauce Place • Camouflaged creatures • Under your feet • 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 • Yummy yogurt Movement and energy • Bridge blunder • Band rollers • Bowled over • Crafty rafts • Discus dilemma • Kite calamity • Super spinners • Spinning solutions • Hoodie hearing • Outdoor gym Design and technology and investigative skills • Bridge blunder • Brilliant birds • Spinning solutions • Crafty rafts • Kite calamity • Discus dilemma Computation and the digital world * • Bumblebee mystery • Outdoor gym • Super spinners * You can use digital tools such as cameras to record and analyse results in these challenges ql j ^ ql p^r ` b You can find more information about the primary curriculum for Northern Ireland via the following link: northern-ireland-curriculum-primary 22 23

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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