CREST Star Investigators – ages 5-12

CREST Star Investigators logoWhat is CREST Star Investigators?

Crest Star Investigators is an award programme run by the British Science Association (BSA) to support and encourage science project work for children aged 5-12.

Find out how to take part on the British Science Association website


Select your CREST Star Investigators activity below for extra help, guidance and new activity ideas.

If you have any queries or suggestions please email

Star – Discovery bag

Children with an activity bag iconChallenge yourself to identify objects from the natural world. What will you put in your discovery bag?

Discovery bag

SuperStar – Windy ways

Notebook and pen iconFascinated by the weather? You will be with our activities – from bubble blowing to building your own weather station.

Windy ways

MegaStar – Tree for life

Tree iconGet thinking about trees, their value to wildlife and their importance for biodiversity. Choose from one of our three activities for help with your project.

Tree trouble

Special tree

Goodbye old tree

Useful resources

OPAL tree gallery – View a gallery of common British trees to help you identify them