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.
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Test your ideas You may want to record what you find in a table like this. How strong is the glue? How waterproof is the glue? How removable is the glue? Glue A Glue B Glue C Share your ideas Were there any problems with your tests? Why? How could you improve your tests? Which glue should Ineda use when making her box cart? Why have you chosen this glue? Do you think you could improve any of the glue recipes? How? One way to share your ideas is to write a short reply to Ineda’s letter to go in the Weekly Woodworker. Remember to say what tests you carried out and what you found. Why not add drawings or photographs? You could put samples of glue in small bottles or tubes and make labels for them. British Science Association Registered Charity No. 212479 and SC039236