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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!


You can read all about our classes and birthday parties on our website: http://www.thegreatadventurelab.com. Our site includes plenty of reviews, 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 2014 offerings at Bethesda 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 2 (sequential) 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                             

 

GRADES 2–4    *Prerequisite: Lego Robotics 1  

Wednesdays

Meeting Dates: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 30, May 7 and 14

Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Logic.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week. $145 if we provide the aide). Min. 11 / max. 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition.

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

Parent Aide use special code: PA-Lego

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 imagination and reasoning to build and program robots.

Low Enrollment Class: Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week. $180 if we provide the aide. Min. 6 / max. 8 students.


Robo Challenge Contraptions

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





 

 


 



GRADES 3–5    3rd grade prerequisite: LEGO® Robotics

Fridays 3:10-4:10pm

Meeting Dates: March 21, April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23

Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Logic.    

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week. $165 with GrAd Lab aide. Min. 11 / max. 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition.

See parent aide requirements here: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/
Parent Aide use special code: PA-Robo

Robo Challenge 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.


Storybook Science 3 (not sequential)

Students must be in specified grade range.

GRADES K–1  

Mondays 3:10-4:10pm

Meeting Dates: March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 28, May 5, and 12

Areas of Exploration: Aerodynamics, Biology, Physics, Geology, Archaeology, Chemistry.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week. $130 if we provide the aide, plus $20 supply fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition.

See parent aide requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/
Parent Aide use special code: PA-Story

Mythbusters isn’t just for big kids. Each storybook science class begins with a different story that challenges our kindergarten and first grade scientists to conduct hands-on science experiments. Students test the truthfulness of a story, solve problems in a story, and recreate story elements. For instance, when we read Jon Scieszka’s The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs students test the power of wind versus our own construction techniquescan wind really blow down a house? Kids are also inspired to build earthworm habitats and “oobleck” (a non-Newtonian fluidsimilar to slime)!

 


 

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Contact

The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!
info@thegreatadventurelab.com

Registration questions:
help@thegreatadventurelab.com
(240) 442-1855
www.thegreatadventurelab.com
twitter: @awrobots
www.facebook.com/thegradlab

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Schedule

March 17, 2014 — 3:10 pm to
May 23, 2014 — 4:10 pm

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Venue

Bethesda ES
7600 Arlington Rd.
Bethesda, MD
United States

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