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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 Spring 2015 offerings at Bethesda 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

Storybook Science A  

Fri 3:15-4:15pm Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


GRADES K–1 **Same class from Fall 2014

 


Mythbusters isn’t just for big kids. We’ll start each class with a storybook and then do hands-on science experiments to test and recreate story elements! For instance, when we read JonScieszka’s The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs students test the power of wind versus our own construction techniques! We’ll also launch model planes, build and erupt volcanoes, and make our own “oobleck” (a non-Newtonian fluid—similar to slime)!


Storybook Science classes A, B, C and D follow the same format with new books and experiments. Classes may be taken in any order but may not be repeated.  Students  must be in specified grade range.


Areas of Exploration: Aerodynamics, Biology, Physics, Geology,

Paleontology, Chemistry, Engineering

Class Format: Six  60-min. meetings, once per week.


After school pricing: $100 tuition plus $17.50 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 14 students. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.


Small class pricing: $125 tuition plus $17.50 supply fee per student, min 5/ max 8 students, 1 instructor, no aide.

 


 

Intro to Robotics

Mon 3:15-4:15pm Apr 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun 1


GRADES 1-2


Here’s a fun introduction to the world of robotics and mechanical engineering, designed especially for grades 1 and 2.  We’ll learn what programs do and how to write our own.  Each class meeting, we’ll build a different project and then use motors, sensors, and our own programs to bring our creations to life!  Projects include drawbridges, sliding fortress gates, motorcycles that pop wheelies… and more!


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

Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Mechanical Engineering

Class Format: Six 60-min. meetings, once per week.


After school pricing: $115 tuition per student, min 11 / max 12 students,

1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.


Small class pricing: $140 tuition per student, min 5/ max 8 students,1 instructor, no aide.

 


 

Canceled due to low enrollment

Robo Challenge Contraptions

Thu 3:15-4:15pm Apr 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28



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.


Robo Challenge Contraptions follows the same format as Robo Challenge Machines, but with different projects including a venus fly trap, a marble counter and a marble shooting soccer game!  Robo Challenge Contraptions and Robo Challenge Machines can be taken in any order, but students may not repeat either class.


Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Logic.

Class Format:  Six 60-min. meetings, once per week.


After school pricing: $115 tuition per student. min 11/ max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.


Small class pricing: $140 tuition per student, min 5/ max 8 students, 1 instructor, no aide.


 


 


Lego Robotics B

Tue 3:15-4:15pm Apr 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26


Lego Robotics A and B are two independent classes. Same curriculum, different projects.  Take one or both in any order!

 


GRADES 2–4


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. More advanced students 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.


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

Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Logic.

Class Format: Six 60-min. meetings, once per week.


After school pricing: $115 tuition per student, min 11 / max 12 students,

1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.


Small class pricing: $140 tuition per student, min 5/ max 8 students,1 instructor, no aide.


 

 


 


Storybook Legos

Wed 3:15-4:15pm Apr 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27


Ages 5-7


Why should big kids have all the fun?  Think outside the box and return to the days before Legos came in kits.  We’ll provide the Legos and the inspiration, your children will provide the imagination!  In each class the instructor will read a story and then demonstrate how to build some of the stories characters out of Legos.


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


Areas of Exploration: 3D spatial visualization

Class Format: Six 60-min. meetings, once per week.


After school pricing: $100 tuition per student, min 11/ max 14 students. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.


Small class pricing: $125 tuition per student, min 5/ max 8 students, 1 instructor, no aide.

 


 



 

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The Great Adventure Lab
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Registration questions:
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(240) 442-1855
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Schedule

April 20, 2015 — 3:15 pm to
June 01, 2015 — 4:15 pm

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Venue

Wood Acres ES
7000 Radnor Rd
Bethesda, MD
United States

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