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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!). This is the start of 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 irresistibly FUN for the next generation. Kids leave our classes demanding MORE!
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 Garrett Park ES. Please follow links for complete details, including photos! Room numbers TBD. We will send you a welcome email several days before the first class.
These activities are not sponsored by, associated with, or endorsed by MCPS or Montgomery County Government.
Lego Robotics 1
Students may not repeat this class. Students must be in specified grade range
Meeting Dates: March 31, April 7, 28 May 5, 12, 19, and June 2
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/
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.
Let's Roll! Engineers
GRADES K-1, no exceptions
Students may not repeat this class. Students must be in specified grade range.
Meeting dates: March 31st, April 7, 28, May 5, 12, 19 and June 2
Areas of Exploration: Simple Machines, Physics.
Course Structures and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide, ten 60 min meetings, once per week, $120 per student, min 11/ max 12 students.
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!
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The Great Adventure Lab
March 31, 2014 — 3:40 pm to
June 02, 2014 — 4:40 pm
Garrett Park ES
4810 Oxford Street