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

This resource is published under an Attribution - non-commercial - no derivatives 4.0 International creative commons licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

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Keywords • Aerodynamics • Flight • Rocket Watch out! Remind children to stand behind the rockets as they are launched. Do not let children swap straws. Remind children not to over-exert when blowing the rockets. British Science Association Registered Charity No. 212479 and SC039236 30

Racing Rockets Activity Card You’ve seen a poster on the noticeboard in town: Director Windy Astralbody told us, “It’s a tall order but we hope competitors will set their sights high and maybe even break some records. We are looking for really creative ideas. Who knows, one day the winners might get to fly into space in a real rocket.” S ACING ROCKETS A new rocket competition is being launched today by the Space Research Association, ‘Racing Rockets’. RACING ROCKETS The competition invites children to design and fly a rocket. ACING ROCKETS Your challenge Can you design a rocket that will go the furthest? Building a proper rocket is difficult but you could investigate rocket shapes that might look something like this. 31

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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