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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!). This is the start of 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 irresistibly FUN for the next generation. Kids leave our classes demanding MORE!
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 Wood Acres ES. Please follow links for complete details, including photos! Room numbers TBD. We will send you a welcome email several days before the first class.
These activities are not sponsored by, associated with, or endorsed by MCPS or Montgomery County Government.
Lego Robotics 1 Full description, reviews & more photos
GRADES 2-4, no exceptions
Meeting dates: Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17
This is our core class, where beginners learn to build and program Lego robots using Lego Education's award-winning WeDo robotics and programming software.
Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min meetings, once per week. $115 per student, Min 11/ max 12 students. The GrAd Lab provides one netbook and one robotics kit for each pair of students.
LEGO ENGINEERS Here's a full description of the class
GRADES 1-2, no exceptions.
Meeting dates: Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, Mar 7, 14, 21
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.
Storybook Science 3 Full description, reviews & more photos
GRADES K-1, no exceptions
Wednesdays - 3:15-4:15pm
Meeting Dates: Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
Mythbusters isn’t just for big kids. In this class we’ll read a different story each week to our kindergarten and first grade scientists and then conduct hands-on science experiments to test the truthfulness or recreate certain elements of each story!
Areas of exploration: aerodynamics, biology, physics, geology, archaeology, chemistry… and more! 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $105 per student plus $17.50 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 14 students.
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The Great Adventure Lab
January 27, 2014 — 3:15 pm to
March 21, 2014 — 4:15 pm
Wood Acres ES
5800 Cromwell Dr
Bethesda, United States