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.
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Spotlight on CREST Star: Animal adventure Get CREST Star pupils to investigate minibeasts and habitats with the handson Animal adventure project. This outdoor activity is a brilliant way to help pupils learn about the animal kingdom, understand scientific methods and explore their local environments. Animal adventure maps onto the following science curriculum content areas: • Living things and their habitats (England) • Living things (Wales) • Planet Earth (Scotland) • Change over time (Northern Ireland) Find it on pages 4-7 of the CREST Star challenge pack. Spotlight on CREST SuperStar: Spinning solutions This CREST SuperStar challenge adds fun and scientific insight to the daily act of washing clothes. By designing, making and testing their own model washing machine drums and mangles, pupils can act as engineers and think about centrifugal force whilst getting creative with everyday equipment found at school or at home. Spinning solutions covers a range of science curriculum content areas: • Investigative skills and technology (England) • Design thinking and engineering (Wales) • Forces, electricity and waves (Scotland) • Design and technology and investigative skills (Northern Ireland) • Movement and energy (Northern Ireland) Find it on pages 160-163 of the CREST SuperStar challenge pack. 26 27