Cisco Little Big Futures

The Internet of Things (IoT) is about connecting the unconnected. Getting everyday objects to send, receive and process data to solve real-world issues.

Cisco and STEM Learning have relaunched the Little Big Awards for 2018 to now be Little Big Futures. This programme has a collection of resources for students aged 11-14 to participate in one-hour lessons and five-hour challenges across the STEM subjects and STEM clubs.

A CREST Discovery award can be attained by completing the five-hour problem-solving challenge, funded by Cisco


Each resource includes subject-specific investigations, exploring the Internet of Things. You don't need any specific technology for these interactive and engaging activities. These resources introduce upcoming technologies that will soon be part of everyday life. They give your students the opportunity to be creative with their learning and explore careers education.

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Complete your CREST Discovery Award

Our series of five-hour investigative challenges can be used to complete a Cisco-sponsored CREST Discovery Award. Students will work in teams, assigning roles, investigating a real-world problem and report back on their findings.

STEM Ambassadors can be requested to inspire and support students working on their challenge. The work can be assessed internally or by a STEM Ambassador.

How to apply

Hover over the numbers to find out how to apply for a CREST Discovery Award.