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The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program that runs in 50+ schools in the DC area. We’ve taught thousands of kids how to write their first robotics programs or video game programs (or both!). This is our fourth school year!


We do it all with SMALL class sizes (adult-student ratio = 6:1) and highly skilled teachers, many of whom have or still work as scientists or engineers. Our goal is to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics irresistably FUN for the next generation. Kids leave our classes demanding MORE!


You can read all about our classes and birthday parties on our web site  http://www.thegreatadventurelab.com. Our site includes plenty of reviews, 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.


 


 


 

 


 

Lego Robotics 1  Wednesdays 2:05-3:05pm

April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28


GRADES 2–4 

Students must be in specified grade range.


Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Logic.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Six 60-min. meetings, once per week. $110 per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition.

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


This is our core class in which beginners learn to build and program LEGO® robots using LEGO® Education's award-winning WeDo robotics and programming software. Students follow step-by-step on-screen instructions to build their own robots and a suggested program. Students who are ready can develop more complicated programs involving motion or tilt sensors. In the final class, we take off the training wheels and challenge students to design, build, and program robots that can achieve a certain task.


 

Robo Challenge Machines Wednesdays 2:05-3:05pm

  

April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28


GRADES 4–5  

Students must be in specified grade range.


Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Logic.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Six 60-min. meetings, once per week. $110 per student.

Min. 11 / max. 12 students.


Robo Challenge Machines is ideal for students who want more of a challenge than the LEGO® Robotics class offers. No previous robotics experience is required. Instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we start each class with a programming challenge set by our instructors. We then use LEGO® robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs. We build catapults, crash-avoidance vehicles, hexbug nano catchers, and more!  

 


 


 
 
 

Storybook Science Wednesdays 2:05-3:05pm

April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28


GRADES K–1 

Students must be in specified grade range.


Areas of Exploration: Aerodynamics, Biology, Physics, Geology, Archaeology, Chemistry.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Six 60-min. meetings, once per week. $105 per student plus $20 supply fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 14 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Mythbusters isn’t just for big kids. Each storybook science class begins with a different story that challenges our kindergarten and first grade scientists to conduct hands-on science experiments. Students test the truthfulness of a story, solve problems in a story, and recreate story elements. For instance, when we read Jon Scieszka’s The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs students test the power of wind versus our own construction techniquescan wind really blow down a house? Kids are also inspired to build earthworm habitats, volcanoes, and “oobleck” (a non-Newtonian fluidsimilar to slime)!


 


 

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The Great Adventure Lab
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Schedule

April 23, 2014 — 2:05 pm to
May 28, 2014 — 3:05 pm

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Venue

Bond Mill ES
16001 Sherwood Ave
Laurel, MD
United States

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