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 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.

There are more CREST approved resources that have been developed by our partners and providers specific to your region.


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SuperStar On a Shoestring

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Bumblebee Mystery

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Bumblebee Mystery Card Sort Bee friendly plants card sort 1. Chives 2. Rosemary 3. Daffodils 4. Marigolds 5. Lambs’ ears 6. Sedum 7. Geranium 8. Buddleia 9. Clover 10. Runner beans 11. Fuchsia 12. Sage 13. Cornflower 14. Lavender 15. Thyme Pollinators card sort 1. Peacock butterfly 2. Tachinid fly 3. Red-tailed bumblebee 4. Tree bumblebee 5. Blue bottle fly 6. Red mason bee 7. Beetle 8. Great yellow bumblebee 9. Black solider fly 10. White-tailed bumblebee 11. Bee fly 12. Common carder bee 13. Green lacewing 14. Black arches moth 15. Wasp British Science Association Registered Charity No. 212479 and SC039236 15

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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