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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!). 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 Fall 2014 offerings at Oakland Terrace 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/




 

Lego Robotics 2 (sequential)  Wednesdays 3:45-4:45pm

 

Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12 (Snow Date: Nov 19)


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. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $125 per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Lego Robotics 2 builds on Lego Robotics 1 by integrating new and more complex projects.  In this course, the directions are not as detailed or step-by-step. The kids are provided with only basic instructions and then challenged to use their imaginations and reasoning to build and program robots. *Prerequisite: Lego Robotics 1


 

Video Game Programming   Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm

 

Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13 (Snow Date: Nov 20)


Grades 3–5

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


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

Course Structure and Fees: 2 instructors. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $135 plus $5 supply fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students.


Does your kid dream of writing his or her own video games, creating cartoons, or making animations?  We’ve found a great way to get started: Scratch, the super-simple drag-and-drop multimedia programming language designed by MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten project. The Great Adventure Lab’s trained instructors can teach your child how to make characters walk, talk, and interact with a keyboard/mouse or other programmed characters. Each student will build his or her own game.




Cancelled due to low enrollment: Storybook Science 1  Tuesdays 3:45-4:45pm


Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 18, 25, Dec 2 (Snow Date Dec 9)

 

GRADES K–1

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


Areas of Exploration: Aerodynamics, Biology, Physics, Geology, Archaeology, Chemistry.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $115 per student plus $20 supply fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 14 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Mythbusters isn’t just for big kids. Each storybook science class begins with a different story that challenges our kindergarten and first grade scientists to conduct hands-on science experiments. Students test the truthfulness of a story, solve problems in a story, and recreate story elements. For instance, when we read Jon Scieszka’s The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs students test the power of wind versus our own construction techniquescan wind really blow down a house? Kids are also inspired to build earthworm habitats, volcanoes, and “oobleck” (a non-Newtonian fluidsimilar to slime)!



 

 

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Schedule

October 01, 2014 — 3:45 pm to
December 02, 2014 — 4:45 pm

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Venue

Oakland Terrace ES
2720 Plyers Mill Road
Silver Spring, MD
United States

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