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The Great Adventure Lab (formerly Adventures with Robots) 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 Fall 2013 offerings at Flora Singer 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.
Robo Challenge 1 Full description, reviews & more photos
Meeting dates: Nov 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17.
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
Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. 1 instructor, 1 aide. Four 60 min meetings, once per week $70 per student, Min 11/ max 12 students.
Lego Engineers 1 Full description, reviews & more photos
Thursday 3:45-4:45 pm
Meeting dates: Nov. 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12, 19.
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 parent aide, five 60 min meetings, once per week, $70 per student, min 11/ max 12 students.
Lego Engineers Special Code: LE ParentAide
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The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!
November 14, 2013 — 3:45 pm to
December 19, 2013 — 4:45 pm
Flora M. Singer ES
2600 Hayden Drive
Silver Spring, MD