Hands-on science investigations for primary school children aged 5 - 11 years old


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Science investigations

CREST Star activities focus on hands-on investigation

Hands-on learning and fun

CREST Star activties are a great fun way to learn

Taking science outside

Many of the activities are perfect for the outdoor classroom

Engaging young learners

CREST Star engages children through real life context set in a story and supported by Concept Cartoons created by Millgate House Education with the input of teachers to ensure they are great resources

You don't have to be a scientist...

In fact, you don't even have to be a teacher! Full notes are provided as part of the resources including a list of everything you need to for the activity.

Encouraging independent learning

Children are encouraged to work independently of adults and come up with their own investigations

Exciting partnerships

You can work towards your your CREST Star awards with activities and workshops at some of the UK's most exciting science learning centres

More than just science...

CREST Star activties include investigations into other STEM subjects such as Design & Technology, and cross curricular links to Maths and English

Outdoors & Active Stars

Use the links to download the organiser and activity cards; the download page will appear in a new window. You can also find additional resources for some of the activities in the CREST Star members activities section of the website.

Plant Detectives

Cosmic has found a plant growing out of the pavement. He can’t work out how it got there. Plants grow in gardens, not pavements – don’t they? Cosmic and Gem need to be plant detectives and look for clues! But where should they look to solve the mystery?

Plant Detectives activity card

Plant Detectives organiser card


Speed Scooters

Gem and Cosmic are having a race on their scooters. Gem is riding her scooter on the path and Cosmic is riding his on the grass. Gem wins the race. Cosmic wonders why.

Speed Scooters activity card

Speed Scooters organiser card


Starting Sounds

The Startown Sports Day is about to begin, but the starting gun has broken! Cosmic and Gem think they can make a starting sound using things they find on the sports field, but it needs to be really loud because Uncle Astro can’t hear very well.

Starting Sounds activity card

Starting Sounds organiser card


You can download more activities from the Outdoors and Active page