Low-resource or low equipment sharing resources


Welcome back to all teachers and students as they return to classrooms across the UK. The resources on this page have been selected to support educators in finding CREST project ideas that require little equipment, can be run outside of a lab, or use equipment that doesn’t require much sharing.

Find out more about the different CREST Award levels here: CREST Awards.

At primary level, our curated home learning packs don’t require many resources so they’re perfect to use now that you are back in the classroom. They also add flexibility, allowing students to finish their Star or SuperStar Award at home if needed

At secondary level, each project brief has an overall challenge, ideas for getting started and a list of resources you might need. Read the health and safety section carefully before you begin. Young people should create a plan for their project and a risk assessment before they begin any practical activity. You can use the CLEAPSS student safety sheets as well as the rest of the CLEAPSS website to help them.

If you are looking for further advice on how to get started with CREST, visit our help centre and check out our FAQs.

If you are looking for ideas for running CREST at home, many of the below resources are suitable, and you can still access our Star and SuperStar Home Learning packs below. If you need further support, check out the CREST at home section of the Help Centre.


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CREST Bronze workbook

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CREST Bronze

Student/team members’ names Project title Introduction You can use this workbook to plan, record and evaluate your project. Fill in the sections as you complete your project. If you are filling the workbook in electronically, all the boxes should expand so that you can add as much detail as you would like. If you are filling it in by hand, feel free to add extra sheets if you don’t have enough room. 1 – Planning your project: Set an aim for your project, and come up with ideas about the best way to achieve that aim. 2 – Throughout your project: Tell us about what you did, how you organised the project and what you found out. 3 – Finalising your project: These questions help you think about what you’ve done and learned during your project. Top tips! • Record what you do in each session. This will help you to talk about your project with your teacher and keep track of your progress. • If you don’t understand something or your project isn’t going the way you planned, ask your teacher or project lead for help. • It doesn’t matter whether your project idea ‘works’ or not – but it does matter that you can explain why it did or didn’t work. • Do not upload documents or images that could be used to identify yourself e.g. photos of you or your classmates, personal contact details etc. Managed by Supported by

Challenges for ages 5-11


These challenges take about an hour each. Once you have completed eight of them you can get a CREST SuperStar Award. Start by downloading the Passport. Children can use this to record each activity they complete.

Our curated packs for home learning require very little equipment or resources, so are ideal now that you are back in the classroom. They also add flexibility as students can finish their Star or SuperStar Award at home, if needed.

Each challenge has an organiser card and an activity card. All the instructions to set up the activity are in the organiser card. Read the 'watch out' section carefully before you begin. Children can use the activity card or you can read it through together.

Find out more about Star and SuperStar levels here.


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Projects for ages 11-18


Each of these projects take between ten and thirty hours to complete. The project briefs have an overall challenge, ideas for getting started and a list of resources students might need. Before they begin, students should read the health and safety section carefully. Once students have completed their projects, they can get a CREST Discovery, Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. The amount of time spent on the project and how well they met the CREST criteria determines the level students will be awarded.

Start by downloading the relevant Workbook or Profile Form below. Young people can use these to help them complete their project and record their progress.

Young people should create a plan for their project and a risk assessment before they begin any practical activity, which should be checked by a teacher. You can use the CLEAPSS student safety sheets as well as the rest of the CLEAPSS website to help them.

For Bronze projects, once a student has completed their project, you can sign up to assess it and order their personalised certificate here. Bronze assessment is incredibly easy and can also be adapted for at-home learning if needed due to unexpected lockdowns, meaning parents can always assess when teachers cannot. Check out how to assess a Bronze project here

For Silver and Gold projects student work will need to be submitted online and will be assessed by a CREST assessor. Learn more about assessment for Silver Awards here

Find out more about Bronze level here.

Find out more about Silver level here.

Find out more about Gold level here.


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CREST low resource for ages 10-18

The perfect cup of tea
Insulating fabrics
Monitoring acid rain
Make your own fizzy drink
Plant nutrients
How healthy is your spread
How strong are climbing ropes
Detect fraud using chromatography
Cooking pasta
Make your own tea bag
The ultimate pizza box
Build a pinhole camera
How much starch is in a potato
Make a skateboard
The effect of additives on bread
Make your own fizzy drink
Bath bomb challenge
Cooking pasta
Make your own tea bag
Plant nutrients
What makes bread rise
Make your own tea bag
The ultimate pizza box