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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 Winter/Spring 2015 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. 


Parent aide requirements:
 http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/




Lego Robotics A
Mondays 3:30-4:30pm  

Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16
(Snow Date Mar 23)
Classes will not be held on 2/16.


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.



canceled due to low enrollment


Robo Challenge Machines

Fridays 3:30-4:30pm  

Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, Mar 6
(Snow Date Mar 13)
Classes will not be held on 2/27.


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.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $125 per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students.


Robo Challenge Machines is ideal for students who want more of a challenge than the LEGO® Robotics class offers. No previous robotics experience is required for 4-5th graders. 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. We build catapults, crash-avoidance vehicles, hexbug nano catchers, and more!  





Lego Robotics  B

Mon 3:30-4:30pm

Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun 1


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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/


Lego Robotics B is for kids who love lego robotics and want all new 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 imaginations and reasoning to build and program robots.

*Two great classes, Lego Robotics A and Lego Robotics B.
 *Students may take either or both in any order, but should not repeat either one. 



canceled due to low enrollment

Storybook Legos (NEW!)

Mondays 3:30-4:30pm  

Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16
(Snow Date Mar 23)
Classes will not be held on 2/16.


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GRADES K-1

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


Areas of Exploration: 3D spatial visualization

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $115 per student.  Min. 11 / max. 14 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


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.

 




Mindstorms 1 (sequential)

Fri 3:30-5:00pm

Apr17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

GRADES 4–7

 

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


Areas of Exploration: Programming, Robotics, Logic.

Course Structure and Fees: 2 instructors. Seven 90-min. meetings, once per week. $195 per student. Min. 9 / max. 10 students.


Mindstorms students love building robots that can navigate obstacle courses and respond to a number of sensors, including motion, touch, and ultrasonic sensors. We use the LEGO® Mindstorms base kit to master programming basic movements and then progress to more difficult challenges. We build robots that can navigate mazes, shoot ping pong balls, and more!



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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

January 16, 2015 — 3:30 pm to
June 01, 2015 — 4:30 pm

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Venue

Beverly Farms ES
8501 Postoak Road
Potomac, MD
United States

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