SmartLab HQ for Elementary School

Spark curiosity in STEM 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.


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.


The Circuitry Area of Exploration introduces learners to electricity concepts that power the world around them. Students design and build circuits using different electrical components, including programmable microcontrollers like micro:bit and Arduino.

and Media Arts

Communication and Media Arts is all about harnessing the power of technology to create and deliver impactful messages. Learners develop the technical skills necessary to tell meaningful stories, explain complex concepts clearly, document and share their work effectively, and express themselves through a wide range of media.

Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing Technology is all about developing the skills required to design and make original products. Students gain experience with human-centered design principles while developing technical skills that open the way for them to create and produce physical products that solve a problem.

and Structures

The Mechanics and Structures area provides learners with opportunities to explore the work of mechanical and civil engineers as they design and build machines, bridges, towers, and other objects. Students progress from simple machines and basic construction to more advanced mechanisms and complex structures, while learning the importance of planning, measuring and collecting data, and iterating to achieve the desired result.

Robotics and Control Technology

The Robotics and Control Technology Area of Exploration provides students with opportunities to explore the intersection between mechanical engineering and computer science to design, build, and program robotic creations. Learners progress from simple navigation tasks to more complex challenges that involve designing, building, and programming original robotic creations.

Scientific Data
and Analysis

Scientific Data and Analysis focuses on collecting and interpreting data through intentional experimentation. Students develop experiments for testing hypotheses that involve gathering data using various methods, including computer-connected sensors. This area also provides opportunities for learners to explore vast data sources to organize and present relevant information about their community.

Software Engineering

Software Engineering focuses on providing learners with the opportunity to develop computational thinking and other skills that are relevant regardless of future career decisions. As students complete projects in this Area of Exploration, they gain valuable tools for approaching complex problems in a wide range of contexts.

Environmental Technology 

Environmental Technology provides opportunities to explore the human impact on the environment and ways of managing environmental resources more effectively. Students explore concepts like sustainability, renewable energy, efficiency, and recycling as they learn about and propose solutions to environmental challenges.


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 STEM-focused learning kits, students are able to experience learning in a safe and supportive space where they practice persevering without fear of failure.


Gain in student achievement

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


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 STEM 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 STEM 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.