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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Your challenge Cosmic and Gem need to find something to fix Aunt Stella’s umbrella. What are umbrellas made from? How do they stop you getting wet? Gem thinks they need a sponge to make it waterproof Cosmic thinks they need thick fabric to fix the umbrella Aunt Stella thinks they need brightly coloured, thin fabric to fix the umbrella What do you think? Find the best material to fix Aunt Stella’s umbrella. Discuss USELESS UMBRELLA Talk to your buddy about which material you think will be the best for an umbrella. How do you think you can find out? Getting started Collect some different materials. Put each one on top of a different piece of paper towel. Put one drop of coloured water onto each piece. How much water goes through? How can you make sure the test is fair? Test your ideas Can you think of any other ways to find out? Share your ideas Draw Aunt Stella’s umbrella and stick pieces of the best materials on the picture. Do you think Aunt Stella will like the umbrella? Why do you think that? Is there anything you think you should change? Extra things to do Make a list of other things you might want to keep dry. Here are some ideas to get you started – a rabbit in the garden, your books on the way to the library and shopping on the way home from the shops. Design ways of keeping them dry. British Science Association Registered Charity No. 212479 and SC039236 36
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