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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Getting Started Guide: Primary

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Impact of CREST Ali has

Impact of CREST Ali has been running CREST Star in her school since November 2017, incorporating various activities into her school’s bi-annual STEM Weeks. She has chosen activities that allow her to link CREST with other subject areas, including D&T, English and Maths. She believes that, “CREST challenges are so accessible, engaging and fun for children to do both at home and in the classroom”, which is why many continue engaging with CREST activities at home with their parents. According to Ali, her students have now taken the lead by choosing activities themselves to fit with their own interests. They even “recorded videos to communicate their results, created a storyboard using iPads and also created two displays and invited parents in to test their umbrellas”. Even though Ali is not a science teacher, she feels that CREST is “designed so that it can be delivered by educators without experience of STEM”. She urges educators not to feel discouraged or put off by the resources either as there’s “clear plans which can be followed or simply used as a guide”. As a member of the Leadership Team, the CREST Awards also helped me to raise the overall profile of STEM learning within the whole school community with Governors being supportive of the idea of allowing so many children to access these prestigious awards. CREST Teacher 16 17

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