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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 Garrett Park 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/


canceled due to low enrollment 


Lego Robotics  2 (sequential)

Wed 3:45-4:45pm
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18


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. $125 per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition.

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


Lego Robotics 2 builds on Lego Robotics 1 by integrating new and more complex projects.  In this course, the directions are not as detailed or step-by-step. The kids are provided with only basic instructions and then challenged to use their imaginations and reasoning to build and program robots. *Prerequisite: Lego Robotics 1

 

Complete info, photos and reviews:

http://thegreatadventurelab.com/classes/class-list/beginning-lego-robotics/


 


LOW ENROLLMENT - CANCELLED

 

Robo Challenge Contraptions

Thu 3:45-4:45pm
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19


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. $125 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!


Complete info, photos and reviews. 

 


 

 

Video Game Programming 1 (sequential)

Wed 3:45-4:45pm
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18


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. $135 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.

 

Complete info, photos and reviews:

http://thegreatadventurelab.com/classes/other-stem-classes/video-game-programming/



 


 

 

Lego Engineers

Fri 3:45-4:45pm
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20


GRADES 1–2

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


Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Simple Machines, Physics.  Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $120 per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Lego Engineers students learn and apply mechanical engineering concepts to create a wild amusement park ride, a go-cart, and, of course...a catapult! Students learn the physics behind levers, gears, pulleys, and other simple machines using LEGO® Education’s Simple Machines set.  Lego Engineers classes introduce a new project each week, and students are encouraged to improvise on their designs just like in our robotics classes!

 

Complete info, photos and reviews:

http://thegreatadventurelab.com/classes/engineering/lego-engineers/




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Schedule

January 07, 2015 — 3:45 pm to
February 20, 2015 — 4:45 pm

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Venue

Garrett Park ES
4810 Oxford St.
Kensington, MD
United States

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