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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 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: 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 Garrett Park 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    

Mondays  3:40-4:40pm

Meeting dates:  Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17

Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. 1 instructor, 1 parent aide. Seven 60-min meetings, once per week.  $100 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. 


Parent Aide use Special Code: Lego PA GPES

Robo Challenge  2  Full description, reviews & more photos


GRADES 3*-5, no exceptions

Mondays 3:40-4:40pm

Meeting dates:  Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17  

*Prerequisite: Robo Challenge 1


Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic.  1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60 min meetings, once per week  $145 per student,  Min 8/ max 11 students.

Robo Challenge 2 builds on what we learned in Robo Challenge 1 with new, more challenging projects!  Some of the robots we’ll build include:  conveyor belts and a marble soccer game!


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The Great Adventure Lab

Registration questions:
(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


January 27, 2014 — 3:40 pm to
March 17, 2014 — 4:40 pm

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Garrett Park ES
4810 Oxford Street
Kensington, MD
United States