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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 Winter 2015 offerings at Stone Mill ES.  Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 


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

 


Low Enrollment as of 1/6 new class dates:  Jan 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar 2

Lego Robotics 1 (sequential)

Mon 6:15-7:15pm
Jan 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar 2, 9

GRADES 2–4

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. $130 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.

 


Canceled due to low enrollment

Video Game Programming 1 (sequential)

Tue 6:15-7:15pm
Jan 13, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3

Grades 3–5

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

Areas of Exploration: Programming, Multimedia, Storytelling, Music, Logic.

Course Structure and Fees: 2 instructors. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $140 plus $5 supply fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students.


Does your kid dream of writing his or her own video games, creating cartoons, or making animations?


We’ve found a great way to get started: Scratch, the super-simple drag-and-drop multimedia programming language designed by MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten project. The Great Adventure Lab’s trained instructors can teach your child how to make characters walk, talk, and interact with a keyboard/mouse or other programmed characters. Each student will build his or her own game.

 


Canceled due to low enrollment

Early Engineers

Thu 6:15-7:15pm
Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25

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. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $125 per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Five- and six-year-olds: we know you’re ready to learn engineering concepts, too! Early Engineers students use LEGO® DUPLO Simple Machines Education kit designed for ages 5+ to learn and explore mechanical concepts by building seesaws, spinning tops, and more.

 


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Contact

The Great Adventure Lab
info@thegreatadventurelab.com

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

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Schedule

January 12, 2015 — 6:15 pm to
March 09, 2015 — 7:15 pm

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Venue

Stone Mill
14323 Stonebridge View Drive
North Potomac, MD
United States

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