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The Great Adventure Lab is a before/after-school science enrichment program offering our classes 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 birthdayparties  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 Fall 2015 offerings at Garrett Park 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.

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

 



 

Storybook Science B - is now SIX meetings, not SEVEN

Tue 8:15-9:15am
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10


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 or solve problems in the story. In this class we’ll build periscopes and stroboscopes, discover gravity, and much more!


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.


Morning tuition: $120 per student plus $29 materials fee per student, min 11 / max 14 students. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.  Use Special Code: PA-SS


Small class pricing: $155 tuition plus $29 supply fee per student, min 5/ max 8 students,

1 instructor, no aide.

 


 


Video Game Programming 1

Thu 8:15-9:15am
Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3


Grades 3–5


Ready to stretch beyond modding and try a powerful programming language? Our students love Scratch, the super-simple drag-and-drop multimedia programming language designed by MIT.  We’ll use basic commands, loops and more to create characters that move, talk, and interact. Each student will build his or her very own game and share it with friends!


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

Areas of Exploration: Programming, Multimedia,

Storytelling, Music, Logic.

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


Morning tuition: $140 tuition plus $5 supply per student, min 11 / max 12 students, 2 instructors, no aide.


Small class pricing: $165 tuition plus $5 supply fee per student, min 5/ max 8 students, 1 instructor, no aide.

 


 

Lego Engineers

Thu 8:15-9:15am
Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3


GRADES 1–2

Lego Engineers students learn and apply mechanical engineering concepts and create a wild amusement park ride, a go-cart, and, of course ... a catapult that launches Lego pieces! Students will  learn the physics behind levers, gears, pulleys, and other simple machines using LEGO® Education’s Simple Machines set. We’ll explore a new project each week and improvise on our designs to make our creations work in cool new ways!


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

Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Simple Machines, Physics.

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


Morning tuition: $125 per student, min 11 / max 12 students, , 1 instructor, 1 aide.

Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.  Use Special Code: PA-LE


Small class pricing: $155 tuition  per student, min 5/ max 8 students, 1 instructor, no aide.



Contact

The Great Adventure Lab
classes@thegreatadventurelab.com

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

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Schedule

October 06, 2015 — 8:15 am to
December 03, 2015 — 9:15 am

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Venue

Darnestown ES
15030 Turkey Foot Road
Darnestown, MD
United States

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