Mobile STEM education is part of Learning Undefeated’s larger strategy to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Mobile laboratories (mobile labs) allow us to bring scientific tools and techniques right to the school parking lot, allowing students access to experiences far beyond what many schools can provide.
Mobile labs are less expensive than traditional brick-and-mortar labs, and allow us to serve thousands more students each year – we currently see more than 50,000 students each school year. Explore our mobile labs by clicking on the images below.
At more than 1,000 square feet, the Mobile eXploration Lab (MXLab) is the country’s largest, most advanced mobile laboratory. The MXLab has been custom-designed to expand new technology and laboratory science experiences and pique students’ interests in STEM learning and careers. The flexible space, built in a 53’ double-expandable trailer, accommodates classes of up to 40 students, working in groups.
Our newest concept in mobile STEM education, Drop Anywhere Labs are custom outfitted STEM learning spaces built from shipping containers. Smaller, lighter, and less expensive than trailer labs, Drop Anywhere Labs offer a blend of career and skills education, providing flexible in-classroom resources that empower teachers and serve up to four classes simultaneously.
The explorer lab is an entirely new way for middle school students to discover concepts of engineering design. The explorer lab is a shared immersive learning experience that combines movie-quality video, special effects, and hands-on educational gaming. On board the lab, students experience a 360-degree video trip around the solar system and then use a custom-built tablet game to explore concepts of engineering design.
Our original mobile laboratory currently being used for disaster relief efforts, MdBioLab is a 45-foot trailer custom-built to house a professional-grade wet lab inside. This experiential learning space can accommodate classes of up to 32 (K-12) students working in pairs, conducting experiments with authentic laboratory equipment and reagents.
Learning Undefeated’s curriculum includes laboratory activities appropriate for a variety of classes ranging from basic biology and chemistry to AP biology, physics, technology, and environmental science.
Our Anywhere Labs digital learning lesson bundles provide turnkey experiences for teachers to use in their own digital classrooms. Program components include real-time, mobile-friendly access to standards-aligned laboratory investigations, multimedia STEM resources, collaborative assignment tools, and interactive assessments.
All activities are focused on problem-based learning with real-world applications that align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Maryland Science Content Standards, and Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS). Activities include common bioscience techniques such as DNA extraction and agarose gel electrophoresis, and relevant themes such as alternative fuels, bioengineering, and crime scene investigation.
Mobile Laboratory Coalition
Learning Undefeated is a founding member of the Mobile Laboratory Coalition. This partnership of mobile science laboratory programs supports each other through evaluation, best practices, and curriculum share.
The Mobile Laboratory Coalition is a member organization of traveling laboratory and other laboratory-based education programs built upon scientist and educator collaborations to address the nation’s science education challenge by providing equity of access to authentic hands-on, inquiry-based, contemporary science education for K-12 students, educators, and the community.