STEM SmartLabs

Students in grades K-8 explore science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on, minds-on learning.


SmartLab is an engaging program where K-8 students can explore science, technology, engineering, math  or STEM and media arts through applied technology and project-based learning. It’s a fully-integrated learning environment where everything from furniture and technology to curriculum and assessment work together to support hands-on, minds-on learning.

In SmartLabs, students are creating remarkable projects that motivate them to inquire, explain, tackle new problems and celebrate their solutions in every lab. 

Students explore. They problem-solve. They collaborate and create. And they learn.

Students who engage in projects in these areas gain skills, knowledge, and appreciation for the many fields and professions within STEM industries and lay the foundation for further career exploration. By 2021, the goal of Denver Public Schools and CareerConnect is to provide all K-8 students access to STEM and STEM-related careers.

STEM SmartLabs are available at these schools in 2019-20

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Are there any costs if my student participates in a STEM SmartLab?

No, there are no additional costs for this program.

Are there other CareerConnect programs for K-8 students?

Yes, please visit our CareerConnect for Elementary and Middle School Students page to see our other opportunities for younger students.

Where do I get more information if my workplace wants to support STEM SmartLabs for students?

We’re excited to hear from you! Please stop by our Partners page or send us an email and we’ll get right back to you.