CREST Primary: Outdoor Activities
July 07th 2022

CREST Primary: Outdoor Activities

Looking for fun outdoor STEM activities?
Take a look at our ‘at a glance’ list below…

CREST is a STEM enrichment programme for young people that inspires, enables and rewards open-ended project work. With assessments over and Summer holidays on the way, we’ve brought together a list of outdoor CREST activities that are perfect for school or home.

Superstar Awards are recommended for children aged 7-11 years and are presented as a collection of one hour challenges. There are links to 5-7 year old (Star) projects and the NEW CREST project videos too!

Outdoor CREST Superstar Projects (7-11)

Band Rollers – design, energy, forces & motion
Bowled Over – build & test a ten-pin bowling game
Bridge Blunder – weights, forces & measures (NEW video)
Brilliant Birds – birds, habitats, designing & making
Bumblebee Mystery – all about pollinators & their habitats (NEW video)
Camouflaged Creatures – trees, their differences & the life they support
Crafty Rafts – making a raft that floats (NEW video)
Discus Dilemma – designing and making a discus
Drifting Dandelions – looking at seed dispersion
Journey Stick – make a journey stick, chronological order of journeys
Kite Calamity – make a model kite that will fly
Outdoor Gym – looking at outdoor activity and exercise
Playground Games – disabilities & inclusion, creating accessible and inclusive games
Racing Rockets – design and build a high-flying rocket
Recycle Reuse – making paper and thinking about recycling paper (NEW video)
Super Spinners – helicopters and how to make a paper spinner (NEW video)
Windy Ways – wind patterns and directions
Worm Charming – worms and vibrations

Outdoor CREST Star Projects (5-7)

Animal Adventure – minibeasts & habitats (NEW video)
Be Seen Be Safe – reflection & light (NEW video)
Brilliant Bubbles – liquids, gases & bubbles
Confusing Cans – weights, ramps & investigation (NEW video)
Discovery Bag – trees, life support trees give & differences between trees
Muddy Mess – washing materials
Peggy Problem – grip & strength
Plant Detectives – where plants grow (NEW video)
Rainbow Collectors – colours in nature (NEW video)
Scrap Yard Scraps – insulators
Slippery Slidey Shoes – friction
Sneaky Shadow – shadows
Speed Scooters – surfaces & friction
Starting Sounds – how sounds can be made
Tea Bag Trouble – materials
Testing Timers – how sound timers work (NEW video)
Useless Umbrella – water resistance (NEW video)

You can download the resources & discover more about CREST Awards here.

Teacher’s Guide is available to download along with three Superstar booklets packed with project ideas. CREST offer a dedicated Home Learning section too!

Spotlight: CREST Star Awards for 5-7 year olds
CREST Accredited Projects & Activities: Primary
Visit the CREST website

As North West Regional CREST Support OrganisationAll About STEM promote CREST Awards across the region and point schools & clubs to the support they need to run this amazing scheme. CREST Awards encourage students to work like scientists, researchers, engineers and designers to investigate and explore their own project ideas.

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