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Solve real problems through science and engineering and become part of the movement to make the world a safer place.

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The Mission

Engaging the Next Generation
of Real-World Problem Solvers

With UL Xplorlabs, we push, pull, smash, and set fire to every limit in order to solve real-world safety science problems and set the safety standards that will change tomorrow. All while adhering to the standards of today. Every research-based, teacher-tested UL XplorLabs element aligns with key Next Generation Science Standards.

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Featured Modules

Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence

How do claims and evidence support the process of forensics in fire investigation? There’s been a fire. Your students’ job will be to solve the case, to figure out where the fire started (point of origin) and how (cause)? To do this your students must learn the basic science of fire -- how it behaves and the evidence it leaves left behind, and then apply that knowledge to solve the case.

Portable Electrical Power

From hoverboards to cell phones, portable electrical power makes life as we know it possible. But it can come with some dangerous possibilities. Let's investigate, experiment and search for solutions.

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XTENSIONS

Extend the Learning

Extend the learning! Through the Portable Power Challenges, students will design a solution for an engineering problem through an evidence-based, collaborative, and socially driven process.

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Close Before you Doze

A small action each night can make a substantial difference - and may even save your life! Make a 900 degree difference in your home and community.

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Xtraordinary Educator

I teach in a rather small rural/suburban school with about 300 students in the high school. As a small school we are on a rather tight school budget when it comes to affording materials. As I was preparing the curriculum for the classes, I was told about your website and thought it would be a good chance for my students. As I worked thru the website myself, I thought it would take two class periods for the students to fully complete. WAS I wrong! As the students got into the lab, they grew more involved in what they were doing. Of the 44 students I have this year, everyone said they enjoyed the chance to learn and then apply what they had been shown in what amounted to a real life situation. This has been a great addition to my lessons. I plan on using this lab for as long as I teach forensics and this lab is available to my students. Keep up the great work. It is because of support like yours that I am able to do what I do and my students are so engaged.

Steven Harshfield - Science Department Chairman, Sequoyah High School (Go Eagles!)