Drop Anywhere Labs

Our newest concept in mobile STEM education, Drop Anywhere LabsTM are custom outfitted STEM learning spaces built from modified 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.

  • Innovative, multipurpose use customized shipping container.
  • Scalable, cost-effective science and technology resources for schools during times of crisis, catastrophe, and disaster relief.
  • Immersive onboard career exploration experience, centered around in demand STEM jobs.
  • Provide sophisticated laboratory equipment and resources for teachers to facilitate experiential learning in their classroom.

Drop Anywhere Labs provide flexible mobile classroom and laboratory space for middle schools. The immersive learning environment provides authentic, real-world learning co-developed with teachers and STEM industry subject matter experts to introduce students to high-paying, high-demand careers while building teacher capacity in STEM. The program offers students game-based and hands on experiential learning without leaving the school parking lot. The program offers educators access to research-grade equipment and technology for their classrooms, one on one professional development, and in-class assistance to build teacher capacity and confidence with advanced equipment and techniques.

Curriculum Content Area

Science & Health: chemistry, biology, physics, and environmental science

Advanced Manufacturing: makerspace resources that offer exploration in product and process technologies, robotics, automation, and other high value industries

Environmental Sustainability: exploring sustainability, including renewable energy, recycling, energy performance, green certifications, and managing environmental impacts in industry

Technology: skills-based learning using advanced technology in computer science, cyber security, and health IT

Design, Construction & Engineering: authentic learning combining mathematics, science, and technology to produce creative solutions to real world problems in construction, design and infrastructure

Energy: math and technology skills specific to utility training

Lab Equipment & Resources

Engineering and technology equipment and software, including laptops, mobile devices, force plates, virtual reality headsets, AutoCAD, GIS, wind turbines, and volt meters

Biology equipment, including microscopes, agarose gel electrophoresis, dissecting kits, and microcentrifuges

Chemistry equipment, including titration burettes, pH meters, thermometers, heat plates, and scales

General laboratory equipment, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), micropipettes and tips, graduated cylinders, scales, reagents, test tubes and racks, heat blocks, incubator, and more

What Does This Container Do?

Hands-on in the classroom Transport classroom resource carts for experiential learning led by teachers inside the school

Immersive career exploration Offers onboard immersive multisensory career exploration experiences

On-site support staff On-site support staff to assist teachers

Disaster recovery for schools Temporary laboratory teaching space and resources for schools to use in times of disaster recovery

Modular Units may be used individually or together depending on a school’s needs

Greater impact Moving resources into the classroom and teachers’ hands allows for greater capacity, empowering educators, and service multiple classrooms at the same time

2020/21 School Year Status

Due to COVID-19, our Drop Anywhere Labs are not currently available for school visits.

Please check out our Anywhere Labs digital STEM learning resources for standards-aligned lesson bundles for grades 6-12, along with our video gallery, at-home science activities, and teacher resources.