Designed to Inspire and Engage
UL Xplorlabs is an educational platform designed to encourage students to “solve through science.” It is especially focused on engaging middle-school students during a time in their educational lives when interest in science is shown to decrease dramatically. Through interactive videos, instructional experiences, hands-on classroom activities and creative classroom challenges, this free, STEM-focused experience:
- Builds scientific knowledge, passion, and commitment among students
- Teaches key concepts related to the Next Generation Science Standards disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting and connecting concepts
- Makes it simple to implement hands-on exercises in the classroom
- Shows students that by using scientific inquiry to ask why a phenomenon happens, that they can solve real problems and help create innovative solutions for a safer world.
And that’s not all. Expect new capabilities and prepare to investigate new topics as UL Xplorlabs continues to evolve and expand.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Did You Know?
Women account for less than a third in the fields of scientific research and development across the world.
ACT-tested high school graduates meet the ACT STEM benchmark in 2017.
STEM jobs project to grow from 2017 to 2027.