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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 birthday parties 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 Spring 2014 offerings at Oakland Terrace 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 Robotics 1

GRADES 2–4   Wednesdays  3:30-4:30pm
April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21


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 ($125 if we provide the aide). Min. 11 / max. 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition.


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

Parent Aide Discount Code: PA-Lego

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 onscreen 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

GRADES 3–5   Wednesdays  3:30-4:30pm
April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21


Students may not repeat this class. Students must be in specified grade range.  3rd grade prerequisite: LEGO® Robotics

Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Logic.
Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $125 per student with parent aide; $140 with GrAd Lab aide. Min. 11 / max. 12 students.

Parent Aide Discount Code: PA-Robo


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!






GRADES K–1  Wednesdays  3:30-4:30pm
April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

Storybook Science 1

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

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

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 parent aide. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $100 per student ($115 if we provide the aide), 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/

Parent Aide Discount Code: PA-Story

 
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 techniques—can wind really blow down a house? Kids are also inspired to build earthworm habitats and “oobleck” (a non-Newtonian fluid—similar to slime)!

 


 

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The Great Adventure Lab
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Schedule

April 02, 2014 — 3:30 pm to
May 21, 2014 — 4:30 pm

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Venue

Oakland Terrace ES
2720 Plyers Mill Rd
Silver Spring, MD
United States

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