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Registration Opens December 9th!

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 2015 offerings at Bradley Hills 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 Engineers  Mondays 3:15-4:15pm

Jan 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16
(Snow Date Mar 23)


GRADES K-1

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


Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Simple Machines, Physics.  Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week. $140 per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Lego Engineers students learn and apply mechanical engineering concepts to create a wild amusement park ride, a go-cart, and, of course...a catapult! Students learn the physics behind levers, gears, pulleys, and other simple machines using LEGO® Education’s Simple Machines set.


Lego Engineers classes introduce a new project each week, and students are encouraged to improvise on their designs just like in our robotics classes!



Lego Robotics 1 Mondays 3:15-4:15pm

Jan 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16
(Snow Date Mar 23)


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. Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week. $145 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.



Electronics **Low enrollment dates Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, Mar 6


Fridays 3:15-4:15pm

Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, Mar 6, 13
(Snow Date Mar 20)


GRADES 2-3

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


Areas of Exploration: Electricity, Electronics, Circuits, Schematics, Troubleshooting, Logic.


Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week. $145 per student plus $30 materials fee per student. Min. 11 /max. 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


How did Ben Franklin figure out a way to harness electricity, thus making it possible for generations of kids to play all those annoying video games for hours on end? How? By playing around with it! Don’t worrywe won’t send your child out with kite and key to play in a lightning storm. But we’ve got something almost as fun in mind: making take-home electronics projects including, lemon batteries, burglar alarms, electric musical instruments and more!




Mindstorms 1 ** Low Enrollment dates Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, Mar 6

Fridays 3:15-4:45pm

Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, Mar 6, 13
(Snow Date Mar 20)


GRADES 4–5

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. Eight 90-min. meetings, once per week. $225 per student. Min. 9 / max. 10 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


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

January 12, 2015 — 3:15 pm to
March 16, 2015 — 4:45 pm

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Venue

Bradley Hills ES
8701 Hartsdale Ave
Bethesda, MD
United States

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