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British Science Week activity packs

Award Level Star, Discovery, Bronze

The British Science Week activity packs provide hands-on activities that are engaging, inexpensive and easy to do. The challenge packs have activities suitable for both primary and secondary students.

How to achieve a CREST Award

Several of the activities in these packs can be used to earn a CREST Star, Discovery or Bronze Award. We have some guidance on choosing an award level to help you decide which level is right for your students.

To achieve a CREST Star Award students need to earn CREST Star stickers. For more guidance, we have information on running CREST Star Awards as well as a range of activity ideas that can be used to earn stickers.

To achieve a CREST Discovery Award students will need to do 5+ hours of project work and complete a CREST Discovery passport to reflect on their work.

You will need to enter students for the Award online to receive their personalised certificates.

To achieve a CREST Bronze Award students will need to do 10+ hours of project work and complete either a CREST Bronze workbook or a CREST Bronze student profile.

You will need to enter students for the CREST Bronze Award online to receive their personalised certificates.

Community garden challenge

Community garden challenge

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Astro Pi Mission Space Lab

Astro Pi Mission Space Lab

Astro Pi is an annual science and coding competition where student-written code is run on the International Space Station!


ARKive

ARKive provide fun-packed teaching resources for 7-11 year olds covering a range of biology subjects. Each activity counts towards a CREST Star or SuperStar Award. Plants (Star): Students will learn about the different parts of the plant and what each part does....
Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge

Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge

In the Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge students work in small teams to set up a virtual racing car using the ‘Cars – Maths in Motion’ software. They will then race their cars against other teams in a series of Grand Prix type races. How to achieve a CREST Bronze...
Wind Power Challenge (Welsh)

Wind Power Challenge (Welsh)

A renewable energy STEM challenge where pupils design and build a simple wind turbine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor.