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About

The Great Adventure Lab (formerly Adventures with Robots) 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 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 Late Fall 2013 offerings at Beverly Farms E.S. 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, students may not repeat this class - no exceptions     

Fridays  3:30-4:30pm

Meeting dates:  Nov 8, 15, 22, Dec 6, 13, and 20

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. Six 60-min meetings, once per week.  $90 per student,  ($105 if we provide the aide) Min 11/ max 12 students.  The GrAd Lab provides one netbook and one robotics kit for each pair of students.


Parent Aide Spcecial Discount Code: Lego Friday ParentAide

 


Lego Robotics 2  Full description, reviews & more photos

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GRADES 2*-4, Pre-Requesite Lego Robotics 1 - no exceptions    

Mondays  3:30-4:30pm

Meeting dates:  Oct 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, and 16

Lego Robotics 2 builds on Lego Robotics 1 with new and more complex projects.  The directions will not be as detailed step-by-step and the kids will be challenged to explore and use their imagination to build robots after starting with our basic building and programming instructions to get them started. 


Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. 1 instructor, 1 parent aide. Seven 60-min meetings, once per week.  $100 per student,  ($115 if we provide the aide) Min 11/ max 12 students.  The GrAd Lab provides one netbook and one robotics kit for each pair of students.

Parent Aide Spcecial Discount Code: Lego Monday ParentAide

 


Robo Challenge 2  Full description, reviews & more photos

 

GRADES 3*-5, Pre-Requesite Robo Challenge 1 - no exceptions


Mondays  3:30-4:30pm

Meeting dates: Oct 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, and 16

Robo Challenge 2 builds on what we learned in Robo Challenge 1 with new, more challenging projects!  Some of the robots we’ll build include:  conveyor belts and a marble soccer game! 


Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic.  1 instructor, Seven 60 min meetings, once per week  $125 per student,  Min 7/ max 8 students. 
The GrAd Lab provides one netbook and one robotics kit for each pair of students.

 


 

 

Let's Roll! Engineers (Early Engineers 2) Full description, reviews & more photos


 

GRADES K-1, no exceptions    

Mondays  3:30-4:30pm

Meeting dates: Oct 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, and 16

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Fridays  3:30-4:30pm

Meeting dates:  Nov 8, 15, 22, Dec 6, 13, and 20

Using LEGO® DUPLO Tech Machines Education kit designed for ages 5+, we’ll start each class with brief story-based challenge - and then use tools to build our own vehicular solutions. We'll  also extend each lesson with real-life applications of the concepts we cover while building!  

1 instructor, 1 parent aide. Seven 60-min meetings, once per week.  $95 per student,  ($110 if we provide the aide) Min 11/ max 12 students.  The GrAd Lab provides one Duplo kit for each pair of students.  (Friday session is six weeks, $85 per student, $100 if we provide the aide).

 

Parent Aide Spcecial Discount Code: LRoll Monday ParentAide  OR 

LRoll Friday ParentAide

 


Lego Engineers 1 Full description, reviews & more photos

 

GRADES 1-2, no exceptions

Mondays  3:30-4:30pm

Meeting dates: Oct 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, and 16

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, six 60 min meetings, once per week, $95 per student, ($110 if we provide the aide) min 11/ max 12 students. 

Parent Aide Spcecial Discount Code: LEng Monday ParentAide



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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

October 28, 2013 — 3:30 pm to
December 20, 2013 — 4:30 pm

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Venue

Beverly Farms ES
8501 Postoak Rd
Potomac, MD
United States

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