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.

Views
8 months ago

Getting Started Guide: Primary

  • Text
  • Crest
  • Activities
  • Spinners
  • Superstar
  • Challenges
  • Cosmic
  • Primary
  • Minibeasts
  • Completed
  • Develop
Get started with CREST primary

Looking forward to

Looking forward to Discovery Other guides available Now that you and your students have completed Star and SuperStar, why not move onto CREST Discovery Award? Run a CREST project in a day with your students! Discovery Awards are a great first introduction to project work and can be completed in a single day as they only take 5 hours. Your students will be challenged to work on their problem solving and use their skills to work in different team roles. They are typically undertaken by 10-to-14 year-olds. DISCOVERY Getting started guide Engage your primary or secondary students with STEM through an exciting, one-day project! Typical age: 10-14 . SECONDARY Getting started guide Develop your students’ project skills and make science personally relevant to them with CREST Bronze, Silver and Gold. Typical age: 13-19 Find out more about how to run CREST projects with students at Secondary level 18 19

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.


Back to top

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.


Back to top

SuperStar

Getting Started Guide: Primary
All SuperStar challenges