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.


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2 Teamwork Work with others to share the load. Invite parents, STEM Ambassadors, universities or local companies to help and share their expertise. www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors 3 Mishaps Cultivate an atmosphere where it’s okay to fail – the most important thing is taking part. Make sure you carry out a full risk assessment before undertaking activities. http://primary.cleapss.org.uk/Resources/Doing-Things-Safely/ 4 Be prepared Ensure you have plenty of equipment and supplies. Activities don’t need to be expensive: you can use resources like scrap paper, paperclips, scissors, newspaper, empty drinks cans, and eggshells to do our CREST Star and Super activities. 5Measure your impact Find out what works, and what doesn’t. You can measure this by using surveys or feedback forms at the beginning and end of your STEM club. Need more support? STEM Learning have a great website which includes a step-by-step guide on how to set up a STEM Club: www.stem.org.uk/enrichment/stem-clubs Here is a handy guide to getting started with CREST: www.crestawards.org/run-crest-awards Why not plan ahead and do something special during British Science Week? www.britishscienceweek.org To find out if you are eligible for grants and funding to run CREST, visit: https://help.crestawards.org/portal/kb/articles/grants-and-funding-to-run-crest Email STEM Learning for advice about setting up the club: stemclubs@stem.org.uk Email CREST for information on our awards framework: crest@britishscienceassociation.org

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