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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!
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 Wyngate 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.
Lego Robotics 1 Full description, reviews & more photos
Grades 2-4, no exceptions
Meeting dates: January 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, Mar 7, 14, 21
Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. 1 instructor, 1 parent 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.
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.
Robo Challenge 1
Meeting Dates: Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20
Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. Staffing: 1 instructor. Seven 60 min meetings, once per week $160 per student, Min 6/ max 12 students (if over 8 students 1 instructor and 1 aide).
Took our Lego Robotics class and want more? And more of a challenge? Or are you in 4th or 5th grade, ready to launch into robotics with no previous experience? This class is for you. Instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we’ll start each class with a programming challenge set by our instructors. Then we’ll use Lego robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs. We’ll build catapults, crash-avoidance vehicles, hexbug nano catchers and more!
*3rd grade prerequisite: Lego Robotics
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The Great Adventure Lab
January 30, 2014 — 3:15 pm to
March 20, 2014 — 4:15 pm
9300 Wadsworth Dr