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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 Kensington Parkwood 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.



 

Mindstorms 1   Here's a full description of the class



GRADES 4-7, no exceptions.  Students may not repeat this class.

 

Mondays 3:40-5:10pm


Meeting dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31


We'll have an awesome time building robots that can navigate obstacle courses and with help from a multitude of sensors including, mostion, touch and ultrasonic! We'll use Lego Mindstorms base kits to master the programming of basic movements, then progress to more difficult challenges. 


Areas of exploration include: programming, robotics, logic. 2 instructors. Nine, 90-minute meetings, one per week. $250 per student, min 9/ max 10 students.

 


Mindstorms 2   *Prerequisite: Mindstorms 1


GRADES 4-7, no exceptions.  Students may not repeat this class.

 

Wednesdays 3:40-5:10pm


Meeting dates: Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, and 12


Mindstorms 2 builds on the skills learned in Mindstorms 1. We will continue from what we learned in Mindstorms 1 to program and build robots that can manage more complicated tasks as well as play some fun-filled competitive robot games of basketball and sumo wrestling.


Areas of exploration include: programming, robotics, logic. 2 instructors. Seven, 90-minute meetings, one per week. $195 per student, min 9/ max 10 students.


 


 

 LEGO ENGINEERS   Here's a full description of the class

 

 

GRADES 1-2, no exceptions.  

 

Tuesdays 3:40-4:40pm

 

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 aide, seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $110 per student, min 11/ max 12 students.  


 

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The Great Adventure Lab
info@thegreatadventurelab.com

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

January 27, 2014 — 3:40 pm to
March 31, 2014 — 5:10 pm

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Venue

Kensington Parkwood ES
4710 Saul Road
Kensington, MD
United States

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