Thanks to Jeremy at Abingdon School for bringing these resources to our attention……….
Abingdon Science Partnership at Abingdon School can offer its services to assist with any science activities you may be planning for children that you are still supervising in your schools. We have time and experience that may be helpful in taking pressure off you if you are thinking of doing any science activities – we can carry out online searches, look for worksheets and video clips, check activities for safety via CLEAPSS, draft suggested activity plans – anything we can do remotely to help. If you do have any ideas or requests, please let us know via this Google Form and we’ll see what we can do:
This might be a useful programme to recommend to pupils/parents – it can be done online and leads to an award of a certificate from NASA on completion:
Other useful links for parents and carers:

An easy guide to CREST Awards for ages from 5 to 14

5-7 Years old – do a CREST Star Science Investigator Award:

(There is a small charge for this)

Lots of suggested activities and full instructions can be found in the CREST Star booklet here: https://primarylibrary.crestawards.org/all-star-challenges/61746949

Abingdon Science Partnership’s top picks are Brilliant Bubbles, Slippery Shoes, Sniffly Sneezes, Confusing Cans, Speedy Scooters, Be Safe Be Seen, Peggy Problems, Sneaky Shadows and if you want outdoor ones Animal Adventures, Plant Detectives and Rainbow Collectors

7-11 Years old – do a CREST SuperStar Science Investigator Award:

(There is a small charge for this)

Lots of suggested activities and full instructions can be found in the CREST Star booklet here: https://primarylibrary.crestawards.org/#SuperStar

Abingdon Science Partnership’s top picks are Bridge Blunders, Rocket Racers, Crafty Rafts, Camouflaged Creatures, Brilliant Birds, Fantastic Fingerprints, Investigating Ink and Polymer Problem but the booklet has plenty more and outdoor ideas too.

11-14 Years Old – CREST Discovery Award:

  • Sign up for free, log in and download a CREST Discovery Award Passport

https://discoverylibrary.crestawards.org/crest-discovery-passport/62595428

  • Research, design, carry out and test a project lasting about 5-6hours in total
  • Take some photos, write a report, make a presentation to family and fill in all the sections in the Discovery Passport (team work can be working with others in the family or online or e-mailing others for help or advice)
  • Upload a scanned copy of your Discovery Passport via the CREST portal https://my.crestawards.org/projects pay a small fee and wait for your certificate to arrive!

There are plenty of project ideas here https://discoverylibrary.crestawards.org/#Discovery but Abingdon Science Partnership’s favourite Discovery projects come from the huge and well resourced ideas provided by one of our favourite, partner organisations https://practicalaction.org/schools/ – we highly recommend Beat the Flood; Stop the Spread; Squashed Tomato Challenge; Wind Power Challenge and Ditch the Dirt but there are plenty to choose from.

Good luck and Good Science!

Another remote learning source:
https://primary.cleapss.org.uk/