STEM Educator Network
Our mission is to create and support regional STEM educator networks through ESCs for the purpose of facilitating collaboration and supporting the implementation of STEM education.
Xplorlabs is a free, innovative digital platform that encourages a new generation of problem solvers to find solutions to real-world engineering challenges. The platform bridges the gap between the classroom and real-world engineering problems and inspires critical thinking and innovative applications of STEM concepts.
There are three Xplorlabs modules:
Extraction to E-waste: Students follow the supply chain of the lithium-ion battery in a mobile phone.
Fire Forensics: Students practice using claims, evidence, and commentary in a forensic burn scene analysis after learning about the dynamics of fire.
Portable Electrical Power: Students learn about the role of testing and failure in an exploration of lithium-ion batteries and thermal runaway in hoverboards.