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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Start using CREST SuperStar The activities in this pack have been selected from our library of CREST SuperStar challenges. Children need to complete eight challenges to achieve a CREST SuperStar Award. If you want, you can mix and match challenges from different packs, as long as children complete eight SuperStar challenges. Awarded to of on Katherine Mathieson Chief Executive of the British Science Association Managed by: Supported by: British Science Association Registered Charity No. 212479 and SC039236 Preparation 1. Start by signing up for a CREST account: crestawards.org/sign-in 2. Select SuperStar Award and download a SuperStar Passport. Use the Organiser Cards in this pack to prepare for each challenge Run the challenges in this pack 1. Each challenge will take 45 minutes to an hour and involves hands-on investigation, decision making and group discussion. Children can use the Passport to keep track of the challenges they have completed. 2. Once you’ve completed all eight activities, log back into your CREST account at: crestawards.org/sign-in 3. Tell us about the children and the challenges they completed. What next? 4. Finally, complete the delivery and payment details to order your certificates and badges. 5. Congratulations on completing CREST SuperStar! 6. If you want to use your own activities, that’s fine! Find out more about what a SuperStar activity should look like here: bsa.sc/crest-guiding-principles Why not challenge children further and try a full day project next? A CREST Discovery Day is a one day facilitated project, ideal for ages 10+. You can find out more and download all the resources you need here: discoverylibrary.crestawards.org Encourage others to take part in CREST projects. To get more ideas on how to get started visit: crestawards.org
Contents Activity About Page A hole in my bucket Children explore different materials, liquids and testing methods. 4 A special new tree Be seen, be safe Cheesy challenge Fossil Folly Journey stick Tunnel Tourists Under Your Feet Investigate different types of trees and their different characteristics. Get children thinking about reflection and light. Find out how milk is changed into cheese. Get children thinking about dinosaur fossils. Children will collect objects to make their own journey stick. Children explore the inspiring history and engineering of the Channel Tunnel and Eurotunnel by designing their own board game. Get children thinking creatively about nature. 8 12 16 20 24 28 33 The Channel Tunnel, which links Folkestone in Kent with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais in France, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019. To mark this milestone, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle has partnered with the British Science Association to bring the excitement of this fantastic feat of engineering to a new generation. Our specially curated pack of CREST SuperStar resources is designed to support teachers of Key Stage 2 students to run fun, practical investigations with their class. The enclosed activities explore a broad range of topics associated with the Channel Tunnel and its construction: geology, biodiversity, logistics, and, of course, travel and transportation. We hope that you and your students enjoy learning a bit more about the Channel Tunnel as you work towards a CREST SuperStar Award through undertaking the challenges in this special collection.
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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