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About

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 Fall 2014 offerings at Ardmore 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/



 

Lego Robotics 1   Mondays 2:30-3:30pm


Sep 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 10, 17

(Snow Date Nov 24)


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/


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.




Low Enrollment - class cancelled

 

Lego Engineers  Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm


Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13 (Snow Date Nov 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!


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The Great Adventure Lab
info@thegreatadventurelab.com

Registration questions:
help@thegreatadventurelab.com
(240) 442-1855
www.thegreatadventurelab.com
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Schedule

September 29, 2014 — 2:30 pm to
November 13, 2014 — 3:30 pm

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Venue

Ardmore ES
9301 Ardwick Ardmore Rd
Springdale, MD
United States

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