CREST: Spring Primary STEM Projects
March 19th 2024

CREST: Spring Primary STEM Projects

Spring is here – YES!
It’s the perfect time for outdoor learning so we’ve brought together a list of CREST activities that fit the bill. (Don’t worry; most are also great indoors – in case it rains!)

CREST is a STEM enrichment programme for young people that inspires, enables and rewards open-ended project work. Superstar projects are recommended for children aged 7-11 years and after completing eight projects, learners can earn a CREST Award.

There are links below to 5-7 year old projects too.

A Special New Tree – types of tree & their characteristics
Band Rollers – design, energy, forces & motion
Bowled over – build & test a ten pin bowling game
Bridge Blunder – weights, forces & measures
Brilliant Birds – birds, habitats, designing & making
Bumblebee Mystery – all about pollinators & their habitats
Camouflaged Creatures – trees, their differences & the life they support
Crafty Rafts – making a raft that floats
Discus Dilemma – designing and making a discus
Drifting Dandelions – looking at seed dispersion
Get Set Jellies – testing different jelly recipes
Goodbye Old Tree – trees & the different materials we get from them
Hoodie Hearing – investigating how sound travels
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
Peas in a Pod – plant features influenced by genetics and the environment
Plant Parents – selective breeding and genetic engineering in farming
Playground Games – disabilities, creating accessible and inclusive games
Racing Rockets – design and build a high-flying rocket
Recycle Reuse – making paper and thinking about recycling paper
Spinning Solutions – thinking about centrifugal force
Super Spinners – helicopters and how to make a paper spinner
Tree Trouble – trees as habitats for other living things
Under Your Feet – mini-beasts and nature from a different perspective
Warm or Cold – discovering warm and cold-blooded creatures
Windy Ways – wind patterns and directions
Worm Charming – worms and vibrations

A Teacher’s Guide is available to download along with three Superstar booklets packed with project ideas!

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

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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