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 SuperStars

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.


Brilliant Birds

Local birdwatcher Mrs Twitcher is an expert on birds’ nests. “I think birds are brilliant,” she told our reporter. “I don’t think people can build nests like birds do.” Do you think Mrs Twitcher is right?

Brilliant Birds activity card

Brilliant Birds organiser card


Bumblebee Mystery

We don’t see as many bumblebees as we used to and we are worried because bumblebees are very important. We’d like to do a survey across the country to see where the bumblebees are. Can you help us?

Bumblebee Mystery activity card

Bumblebee Mystery organiser card


Discus Dilemma

Mr Cleanup, Startown Primary School’s caretaker, is very excited. He thinks that a tiny UFO has landed on the playground. Local detective, Miss Terry, has come to investigate. “It’s not a spaceship, it’s a discus!”

Discus Dilemma activity card

Discus Dilemma organiser card


You can download more activities from the Outdoors and Active page