SmartLab HQ for Elementary School

Spark curiosity in STEAM learning with a focus on building strong math and science skills.

Program Overview

SmartLab HQ brings the excitement of discovery to your elementary school.

Spark your students’ love for learning with the engaging, student-led, project-based experiences inside a SmartLab HQ.

Meet Your Academic Goals

With our research-based, student-led approach to project-based learning, students engage in authentic skill-building while connecting to the core math and science concepts they’re learning in class.

Enjoy a Comprehensive Solution

We can design a SmartLab HQ that fits your academic objectives, class, and room size. Use our readiness checklist to prepare your space, then let our installers fill your room with everything you need to keep your learners engaged in hands-on, minds-on learning.

Prepare Your Educators with PD

Educators receive extensive professional development to help them hone their facilitation skills. Plus, with ongoing instructional coaching and training offerings, educators are prepared to manage the SmartLab HQ with ease.

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Curriculum & SmartLab Learning Hub

Our standards-aligned, supplemental curriculum helps your students meet milestones.

The SmartLab Learning Hub—our online platform—comes stocked with our standards-aligned, project-based curriculum. Students can document their learning and growth via their portfolio, while educators can monitor and assess their learners’ progress. 

Nickie Doran

“Students are consistently challenged, yet fully immersed in their learning experiences. Students gain collaboration skills as they fail and succeed together, while also maintaining independence in their learning endeavors.”

Nickie Doran, K–5th STEM and Innovation Facilitator, Hallinan Elementary School | Public | Lake Oswego, OR

Program Features

What do learners experience in a SmartLab HQ?

In an elementary school SmartLab HQ, young learners explore a wide range of learning kits that allow them to connect math and science concepts with their personal experiences. While bringing these core concepts to life, learners also collaborate with peers, solve problems creatively, and gain independence.

Circuitry

Through simple experiments with circuitry, students begin to learn how electricity powers everyday objects and the concepts of energy.

Computer Graphics

Students explore the intersection of math and art as they design everyday objects on a computer, which helps them understand depth, scale, and perspective.

Digital Communications

Students are empowered to give voice to their thoughts and feelings through digital communication tools.

Mechanics and Structures

Through the process of designing, building, and testing models, students are introduced to concepts of geometry and physics.

Robotics and Control Technology

Through the process of coding and building simple robots, students explore their creativity as they practice logical reasoning and computational thinking.

Scientific Data and Analysis

To prepare themselves for future research projects, young learners make hypotheses and use sensors and data to test their ideas.

Software Engineering

Students learn to write and debug code to create simple games and animations. Through this iterative process, learners organize their thoughts, plan algorithms, and solve problems.

Sustainability 

Students learn about energy concepts, gain an understanding of how their decisions affect their community, and are empowered to use resources efficiently.

White Paper

How we support your SEL program

Though academics are the focus of education, social and emotional skills are associated with academic success, and are especially crucial for younger learners. In this white paper, we cover: 

  • Critical social-emotional skills
  • The relationships between social-emotional learning and academic achievement
  • Social-emotional learning programming

why smartlab Learning?

Today’s students will be prepared to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

In addition to helping learners turn complex math and science concepts into real-world activities, SmartLab Learning prepares students for future success.

In a SmartLab, students learn to make decisions, solve problems, and manage complex tasks. We equip learners with our SmartLab Learning Process that can be used in college, career, and life. By pairing this framework with engaging STEAM-focused learning kits, students are able to experience learning in a safe and supportive space where they practice persevering without fear of failure.

63%

Gain in student achievement

Gain in student achievement seen through a project-based approach to learning.
Lucas Education Research

8%

Growth of STEM jobs

The growth of STEM jobs will be an 8% increase now through 2029.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Hear From Our Happy Clients

Clint Allison

“The Elementary SmartLab HQs have been game-changers by allowing our district to fully integrate and align STEAM programming for our K–12 students. The unique methods of engaging students in meaningful, inquiry-based learning experiences are quickly helping our learners develop a stronger STEAM identity, and they now see themselves and their futures differently. They believe they can change the future!”

Clint Allison
Executive Director of Student Achievement, Fountain-Ft. Carson School District 8 | Public | Fountain, CO
Shannon Beauprez

“Students are excited to learn new things in the lab and that excitement is contagious.”

Shannon Beauprez
SmartLab Facilitator, Wiggins Elementary School | Public | Wiggins, CO
Todd Barringer

“They want to stay through their classes, during lunch, during recess, and yes … we actually have to ask our students to leave the school because it’s time to go home.”

Todd Barringer
Lower School Principal, Prince of Peace Christian School | Private | Carrollton, TX

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of room or space do we need for a SmartLab HQ?

Once we gather information on your existing space(s), our design team will help create a lab that works for your needs.

Is your curriculum standards-aligned?

Our curriculum is aligned to CCSS math, NGSS, ISTE, and more.

What does it cost to maintain a SmartLab HQ?

A SmartLab HQ is equipped with durable technology and enough consumable products to last you for an entire year. Each year, you can opt in for additional technical support, curriculum support, and professional development. Contact a representative for more information.

Ready to start planning your own SmartLab?

We’re excited to hear from you. Let’s change the way your students engage with math and science–in and outside the classroom.