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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The CREST framework

The CREST framework Contents CREST Star and SuperStar are aimed at primary school students aged 5-to-11 years. Students solve eight one-hour science, technology, engineering, and maths challenges through practical investigation. CREST Discovery is a great first introduction to project work and can be done in one day; typically undertaken by 10-to-14 year-olds. CREST Bronze allows students to experience the project process; improving their enquiry, problem solving and communication skills. Typically completed by 11-to-14 year-olds. CREST Silver allows students to develop their own project idea and gain experience of the scientific process. Typically completed by 13-to-16 years. 4 5 6 8 10 13 What is CREST? What are CREST Star and SuperStar? CREST Star and SuperStar objectives How it works Resource library Example activities CREST Gold can be used to enhance UCAS personal statements and is well regarded by employers. Typically completed by 16-to-19 year-olds. 16 18 Impact of CREST Looking forward to Discovery 2 3

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