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NEW Start dates - Feb. 11 and Feb. 12, 2016

 

The Great Adventure Lab is an 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 a student to adult ratio of 7:1 or better. 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 reviews and photos!


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 offerings.  Please see classes 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 A, Grades 2-3


NOTE: class now starts Feb 4, ends March 17

 

Thursdays 8:15-9:15am           

Jan 11, 18, 25, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24

Lego Robotics A and B are two independent classes. Same curriculum, different projects.  Take one or both in any order!

Learn to build and program Lego Robots, using gears, levers, sensors and software! Start out with suggested programs, then learn to troubleshoot and design your own!

 

Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Logic.

 

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

 

Tuition: $125 tuition per student, min 11 / max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.

 

 


 

Robo Challenge Machines, Grades 4-5  

 

NOTE: class now starts Feb 5, ends March 18


Thursdays  8:15-9:15am

Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

 

 

Our Robo Challenge classes are ideal for students who want more of a challenge. No more step-by-step directions and sample programs. Instead, we start each class with a programming challenge, then design bots to go with our programs. We’ll build and program cars, hexbug catchers, and more!

 

Areas of Exploration:  Independent Problem Solving, Robotics, Programming, Logic, Mechanical Engineering.

 

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

 

Tuition:  $125 tuition per student. min 11/ max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.

 


Note: ticket price for VGP has been corrected to $150, which includes $5 materials fee. If you purchased the ticket for $145 you will be asked to bring $5 to class to cover materials fee.

Video Game Programming B, Grades 3-5

NOTE: class now starts Feb 4, ends March 17

Thursdays  8:15-9:15am

Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24

 

Video Game Programming A and B use the same programming platform with different projects. Students may take either or both in any order.


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In Video Game Programming B, students will learn how to make characters talk and move while creating their very own games. Students with previous experience can build more complex games; students who are taking this class for the first time can master the basics.


Areas of Exploration: Programming, Multimedia, Storytelling, Music, Logic.

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

Tuition: $145 tuition + $5 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 12 students, 2 instructors, no aide.

 

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Contact

The Great Adventure Lab
classes@thegreatadventurelab.com

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

February 04, 2016 — 8:15 am to
March 18, 2016 — 9:15 am

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Venue

College Gardens ES
1700 Yale Pl
Rockville, MD
United States

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