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The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program that runs 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 Late Fall 2014 offerings at Wood Acres 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.


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


Let’s Roll! Engineers  Mondays 3:15 - 4:15pm
Nov 3, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15

GRADES K–1

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


Areas of Exploration: Simple Machines, Physics.


Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Six 60-min. meetings, once per week. $105 per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students.   Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Let’s Roll! Engineers students start each class with a story-based challenge and then build vehicular solutions using the LEGO® DUPLO Tech Machines Education kit designed for ages 5+. We also connect each lesson to real-life applications of the concepts covered in class. It won’t be long before your kids start making toy-sized zip-lines for their creations all over your house!



Electronics (NEW!)  Tuesdays 3:15-4:15pm
Nov 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16

 


GRADES 2-3

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


Areas of Exploration: Electricity, Electronics, Circuits, Schematics, Troubleshooting, Logic.


Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Five 60-min. meetings, once per week. $100 per student plus $25 materials fee per student. Min. 11 /max. 12 students.


How did Ben Franklin figure out a way to harness electricity, thus making it possible for generations of kids to play all those annoying video games for hours on end? How? By playing around with it! Don’t worrywe won’t send your child out with kite and key to play in a lightning storm. But we’ve got something almost as fun in mind: making take-home electronics projects including, lemon batteries, burglar alarms, electric musical instruments and more!



3D Design (NEW!)  Wednesdays 3:15 - 4:15pm
Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3, 10, 17
(Snow Date Jan 7)


GRADES 3-5

Students must be in specified grade range.


Areas of Exploration: Design, Programming, Logic.

 

Course Structure and Fees: 2 instructors. Six 60-min. meetings, once per week. $115 per student plus $30 materials fee per student. Min. 9 /max. 12 students.


During this six week course, we will show campers how to render ideas in three dimensions. We’ll learn how to turn planes into rectangular solids, circles into cylinders, and more! We’ll rotate, extrude and more! After learning the basics, campers will sketch their ideas and use their new skills to render those ideas into their very own, 3-D, printable designs. Each child will take home a USB drive with their own designs, as well as instructions on where to get them printed.


The ability to turn ideas into real-life objects will thrill our students, but beware: they may come home asking for a 3-D printer of their own.



Robo Challenge Contraptions  Cancelled due to Low Enrollment

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

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


Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Logic.


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

Min. 11 / max. 12 students.

Robo Challenge Contraptions is the same format as our Robo Challenge Machines class with a whole different set of challenging projects. Some of the robots we build include a venus fly trap, a marble counter and a marble shooting soccer game!



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The Great Adventure Lab
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Schedule

November 03, 2014 — 3:15 pm to
December 23, 2014 — 2:15 pm

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Venue

Wood Acres ES
5800 Cromwell Drive
Bethesda, MD
United States

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