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.


To browse the packs, click the buttons below or scroll down.

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DNA and the world around you

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  • Genome
  • Wellcome
  • Freckles
  • Features
  • Extinct
  • Breeding
  • Glitter
  • Selective
  • Plants
  • Cosmic
  • Registered
  • Association

Fascinating faces

Fascinating faces Profile Cards In the United Kingdom, Iron-Age peoples lived just under 2000 years ago, while Anglo-Saxons lived around 1000 years ago. Skeleton 241 Anglo-Saxon woman Gene DNA clue Eye colour GG Hair colour CT Hair type GG Freckles CT Skeleton 355 Anglo-Saxon woman Gene DNA clue Eye colour GG Hair colour TT Hair type GA Freckles CC Skeleton 1231 Iron Age man Gene DNA clue Eye colour GA Hair colour TT Hair type AA Freckles TT

Skeleton 1964 Iron Age man Gene DNA clue Eye colour AA Hair colour CT Hair type GA Freckles CT Skeleton 5518 Anglo-Saxon man Gene DNA clue Eye colour GA Hair colour CC Hair type GG Freckles TT British Science Association Registered Charity No. 212479 and SC039236

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