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The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program offering our classes in 50+ schools in the D.C. area. We’ve taught thousands of kids how to write their first robotics programs or video game programs (or both!). We also teach science, engineering, electronics...and more! We do it all with SMALL class sizes with an adult to student ratio of 6:1. Our goal is to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics irresistibly FUN for the next generation.

You can read all about our classes and birthdayparties  at  http://thegreatadventurelab.com.  The site includes plenty of photos and links to videos from our classes!

We are an LLC based in Silver Spring, MD. We are fully insured and our instructors have passed background checks including FBI and state fingerprinting.


Here are mini-descriptions of our Fall 2015 offerings at Flora Singer ES.  Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 

These activities are not sponsored by, associated with, or endorsed by MCPS or Montgomery County Government.

Lego Engineers

Tue 4:00-5:00pm
Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24


GRADES 1–2

 Lego Engineers students learn and apply mechanical engineering concepts and create a wild amusement park ride, a go-cart, and, of course ... a catapult that launches Lego pieces!

Students will  learn the physics behind levers, gears, pulleys, and other simple machines using LEGO® Education’s Simple Machines set. We’ll explore a new project each week and improvise on our designs to make our creations work in cool new ways!

Students may not repeat this class and must be in specified grade range.Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Simple Machines, Physics.

Class Format: Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week.

 Tuition: $120 tuition per student, min 11/ max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide.

Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.  

 See parent aide requirements here: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/

 


 

 

Robo Challenge Machines

Tue 4:00-5:00pm
Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24


GRADES 3–5 (3rd grade prerequisite: LEGO® Robotics)

Our Robo Challenge classes are ideal for students who want more of a challenge. No more step-by-step directions and sample programs. Instead, we start each class with a programming challenge, then design bots to go with our programs.  Robo Challenge Machines students will build and program catapults, hexbug catchers, and more! Our Robo Challenge Contraptions class follows the same format, but with all different projects, including a marble shooter!

Robo Challenge Contraptions and Machines can be taken in any order, but students may not repeat either class.

Areas of Exploration:  Independent Problem Solving, Robotics, Programming, Logic, Mechanical Engineering.

Class Format:  Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week.


Tuition: $125 tuition per student. min 11/ max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.

See parent aide requirements here: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/

 


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Video Game Programming 2

Thu 4:00-5:00pm
Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3, 10

Grades 3–5

 

Video Game Programming 2 builds on what we learned in VGP 1. We’ll make more complex scrolling games and multimedia stories. Each student makes his or her very own game. *Prerequisite: Video Game Programming 1

Students may not repeat this class and must be in specified grade range.

 

Areas of Exploration: Programming, Multimedia,

Storytelling, Music, Logic.

Class Format: Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week.

Tuition: $135 tuition plus $5 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 12 students, 2 instructors, no aide.

Parent aide requirements: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/

Contact

The Great Adventure Lab
classes@thegreatadventurelab.com

Registration questions:
classes@thegreatadventurelab.com
(240) 442-1855
www.thegreatadventurelab.com
twitter: @awrobots
www.facebook.com/thegradlab

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Schedule

October 13, 2015 — 4:00 pm to
December 10, 2015 — 5:00 pm

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Venue

Flora Singer ES
2600 Hayden Drive
Silver Spring, MD
United States

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