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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Get started with CREST primary

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British Science Association Registered Charity No. 212479 and SC039236 How it works 1 Sign up for a free CREST account 2 Choose your activities 3 Run your activities 4 Record the activities 5 Assess your students’ involvement 6 Certify your students You can use this account to enter students, create projects, pay CREST entry fees and request certificates. www.crestawards.org/ sign-in Browse the activities on our CREST library, selecting eight you would like to run with your students. http://library. crestawards.org/ Alternatively, you could arrange for an external education provider to run a project with your students. This could be at your school, or as part of an out-of-school visit. You can find more information about local providers on our website: https://crestawards. org/crest-accreditedresources-and-activities This is the fun part! Children take on the role of investigators and the teacher becomes the facilitator. Use the organiser card to help you set up the activity. Encourage your students to work together using the activity card with your support. Students should record each activity they participate in with a sticker or drawing in their passport. Collect stickers for your passport after completing each activity! Start your journey here Great job! You or another educator should assess your students’ involvement. If you feel they have sufficiently taken part then they will have achieved their CREST Award. Log in to your CREST account, pay the entry fee and request certificates. These will be posted to your delivery address. Awarded to of on Only two more to go! Nearly there! Katherine Mathieson Chief Executive of the British Science Association Well done you have completed your CREST SuperStar Award! Managed by: Supported by: 8 9

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