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The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program that runs in 50+ schools in the DC area. We’ve taught thousands of kids how to write their first robotics programs or video game programs (or both!). This is 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 irresistably FUN for the next generation. Kids leave our classes demanding MORE!


You can read all about our classes and birthday parties on our web site  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 Winter 2014 offerings at Beverly Farms 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.

 

 


 

Lego Robotics 1  Full description, reviews & more photos

GRADES 2-4, no exceptions.  Students may not repeat this class.

Mondays 3:30-4:30pm

Meeting dates: Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17

This is our core class, where beginners learn to build and program Lego robots using Lego Education's award-winning WeDo robotics and programming software. 

Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. 1 instructor, 1 parent aide. Seven 60-min meetings, once per week.  $100 per student,  Min 11/ max 12 students.  The GrAd Lab provides one netbook and one robotics kit for each pair of students.

Parent Aide use Special Code: LEGO_BFES


Early Engineers 1  Full description, reviews & more photos

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GRADES K-1, no exceptions.  Students may not repeat this class.

Mondays 3:30-4:30pm

Meeting dates: Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17

Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. 1 instructor, 1 parent aide. Seven 60-min meetings, once per week.  $95 per student,  Min 11/ max 12 students.

Five- to six-year-olds! We know you’re ready to learn engineering concepts, too! Using Lego Duplo Simple Machines Education kit designed for ages 5+, we’ll learn mechanical concepts by building seesaws, spinning tops and more!

Parent Aide use Special Code: EE_BFES


 LEGO ENGINEERS   Here's a full description of the class

 

 

GRADES 1-2, no exceptions.  Students may not repeat this class.

 

Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm

 

Meeting dates:  Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11

 

Using Lego Education’s Simple Machines set, we’ll learn the mechanical engineering concepts behind levers, gears, pulleys and more.  Each week we’ll build a new project.  Get ready for a wild amusement park ride, a go-cart and of course... a catapult. After learning the engineering concepts and building the machines, we encourage students to improvise on their designs, just like we do in our robotics classes!


Areas of exploration include: engineering, simple machines, and physics.  1 instructor, 1 parent aide, seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $95 per student, min 11/ max 12 students.  

 

Parent Aide use Special Code: LE_BFES


 

Electronics  Full description, reviews & more photos

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Grades 3-5, no exceptions

Tuesdays  3:30-4:30pm

Meeting dates: Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11

 Under our well-grounded guidance,  your students will build and learn about: series and parallel circuits, and how they’re used every day; digital logic circuits – for electronic devices that make ‘choices’; noise maker circuits – for fun; motion and light-activated alarm circuits; and more!

Areas of exploration: electricity, electronics, circuits, schematics, troubleshooting, logic. 1 instructor, 1 parent aide, seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $110 per student plus $25 materials fee, Min 11/max 12 students.  


Parent Aide use Special Code: ELE_BFES 


 

VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING 1   Here's a full description of the class

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Grades 3-5, no exceptions

Fridays  3:30-4:30pm

Meeting dates: Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, Mar 7, 14, 21

Areas of exploration: programming, multimedia, storytelling, music, and logic. 2 instructors, seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $120 per student, Min 11/ max 12 students


Does your kid dream of writing his or her own video games or creating a cartoon or animation? We’ve found a great way to get started: Scratch, the super-simple drag-and-drop multimedia programming language designed by MIT‘s Lifelong Kindergarten project.  


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Contact

The Great Adventure Lab
info@thegreatadventurelab.com

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

January 27, 2014 — 10:30 am to
March 21, 2014 — 12:30 pm

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Venue

Beverly Farms ES
8501 Postoak Rd
Potomac, MD
United States

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