CREST MegaStar activities are usually done by 8-12 year olds.  You don't need to be a teacher or have a science background to run them as each activity comes with an organiser’s card with instructions, highlighted safety points and a resource list.  Activity and organiser cards are also available in Welsh for some activities

A Nice Cup of Tea (Paned da o de)

In this project you can find out about the nation’s favourite drink (a nice cup of tea) and how people from around the world create the perfect cuppa!

Overview             Trosolwg

Testing and comparing tea (Profi a chymharu te)

Have fun testing and comparing different types of tea. Host a tea party and do a survey to find out people’s favourite tea.

Activity                 Gweithgaredd
Organiser             Taflen Trefnydd

Just my cup of tea (Fy hoff gwpan)

Find out more about different tea cups. Do all cups and mugs work in the same way? Are different cups suited to different purposes?

Activity                 Gweithgaredd
Organiser             Taflen Trefnydd

How do you drink yours? (Sut ydych chi’n yfed eich te?)

Carry out your own scientific research. You will need to decide how you will present the information you have gathered.

Activity                 Gweithgaredd
Organiser             Taflen Trefnydd


Dinosaur Detectives

Dinosaurs lived a very long time ago, but we can tell a lot about them from their fossil records. Time to become a dinosaur detective!

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Warm or cold?

Investigate whether dinosaurs were warm or cold-blooded.

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Fossil folly!

Investigate why dinosaurs come in different shapes and sizes.

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Disappearing dinosaurs

Which is the best theory for why dinosaurs became extinct?

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Frank’s Fascinating Food

In this project you meet Frank who works as a chemist. He thinks a little bit of chemistry will help his cousins, Orion & Andromeda, learn more about food.

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Get set jellies

Andromeda and Orion have made a jelly with pineapple chunks in it for Frank. But there’s a problem. Can you help Frank work out what happened?

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Surprising stains

Orion and Andromeda have got blackberry stains on their t-shirts. What happens when they try to remove the stains?

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Cheesy challenge

Explore how a little bit of chemistry helps to turn milk into cheese. Find out more about food made from milk.

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Sticky Situations

In this project you can explore sticky things that we use in our everyday lives and could use in the future.

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A sticky problem

Have fun making and testing your own glues.

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Over to You

Find out more about some very important scientific inventions. Use your scientific imagination to put these sticky mixtures to good use.

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There’s a hole in my bucket

Test different sticky materials to try to stop a leak in a bucket. You might even write a new song about it.

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Terrific Teeth

In this project you can find out about toothpaste and how to keep teeth strong and healthy.

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Making and testing toothpaste

Have fun making and testing your own toothpaste. What works best?

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Buy them and try them

Find out more about different brands of toothpaste. Do they work as well as your homemade toothpaste?

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The mystery of the Colorado Brown Stain

Find out more about some very important scientific research. You will need to make decisions about the different ideas that people have.

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Tree for Life (Coeden am Oes)

In this project you can find out lots about trees and the life that trees support. The activity links to the work of the OPAL project. You can find out more at www.opalexplorenature.org/crest

Overview          Trosolwg

Tree Trouble (Gofid am goeden)

Explore trees and find out what difference it makes to animals and plants if a tree is chopped down.

Activity                 Gweithgaredd
Organiser             Trefnydd

A Special New Tree (Coeden newydd arbennig)

Carry out some research to find out why people like trees and choose one special tree.

Activity                 Gweithgaredd
Organiser             Trefnydd

Goodbye Old Tree (Ffarwel yr hen goeden)

Be really creative to think about the ways an old tree can be used.

Activity                 Gweithgaredd
Organiser             Trefnydd


You Can Do It!

Don’t you wish sometimes you could be learning outside? Good news! You’re going to do an “Outdoors and Active” project!

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Bowled over

How will you design a bowling game to play outside?

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Playground games

How will you make sure that people with different abilities can play your outdoor games?

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Outdoor Gym

What other activities and games can help you keep fit outside?

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