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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!


You can read all about our classes and birthday parties on our website: 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 St. Patrick's Catholic School. Please follow links for complete details, including photos! Room numbers TBD. We will send you a welcome email several days before the first class.

 


    

LEGO ROBOTICS 1  Here's a full description of the class

Grades 2-4  

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Mondays:  3-4pm

Meeting dates:  Jan 13, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 3, and 10    


Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min meetings, once per week , $100 per student, ($115 if we provide the aide). Min 11/ max 12 students.  Parent aide gets free tuition.  See requirements here: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/  

 

Parent Aide Special Discount Code: Lego ParentAide


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. Students follow step-by-step onscreen instructions to build their robots and a suggested program.


VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING 1   Here's a full description of the class
Grades 4-6

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Mondays:  3-4pm

Meeting dates:  Jan 13, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 3, and 10   


Areas of exploration: programming, multimedia, storytelling, music, and logic. 2 instructors, seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $120 per student, Min 11/ max 12 students


Does your kid dream of writing his or her own video games or creating a cartoon or animation? 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.  


  

STORYBOOK SCIENCE    Here's a full description of the class

Grades K-2

 

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Tuesdays:  3-4pm

Meeting dates:  Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, and 25


Areas of exploration include: aerodynamics, biology, physics, geology, archaeology, chemistry… and more!  1 instructor, 1 parent aide, seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $90 per student, ($105 if we provide the aide), plus $17.50 supply fee per student,  min 11/ max 14 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/

 

Parent Aide Special Discount Code: Story ParentAide


We’ll read a different story each week to our scientists and then conduct hands-on science experiments to test the truthfulness or recreate certain elements of each

story!


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Need help paying with paypal? http://tinyurl.com/need-help-paying-with-paypal  

 

Contact

The Great Adventure Lab
info@thegreatadventurelab.com

Registration questions:
help@thegreatadventurelab.com
(240) 442-1855
www.thegreatadventurelab.com
twitter: @awrobots
www.facebook.com/thegradlab

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Schedule

January 13, 2014 — 3:00 pm to
March 10, 2014 — 4:00 pm

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Venue

St. Patrick's Catholic School
4101 Norbeck Rd
Rockville, MD
United States

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