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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 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/



Early Engineers Mondays 3:15-4:15pm


Sep 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27


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. $120 per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students.  


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.

 


Lego Robotics 1  Tuesdays 3:15-4:15pm


Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28


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.


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.

 


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Space Engineers (NEW!) Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm


Sep 10, 17, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


GRADES 3-5

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


Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Physics.


Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $125 plus $30 materials fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 14 students.


This class is our SPACE version of Young Engineers. Our projects and activities are designed around challenges that real NASA engineers face, like how to land a rover on Mars without breaking it (not easy--this is the egg drop on steroids!), how to navigate via remote control, and more! Grab your astronaut helmets, since this class will take you OUT of this world!

 


Robo Challenge Machines   Thursdays 3:15-4:15pm


Sep 11, 18, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


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 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!

 




Lego Engineers Fridays 3:15-4:15pm


Sep 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 24, Nov 7, 14


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.


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!

 



 

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Schedule

September 15, 2014 — 3:15 pm to
November 14, 2014 — 4:15 pm

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Venue

Wood Acres ES
5800 Cromwell Drive
Bethesda, MD
United States

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