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REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 19, 2016

The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program offering our classes 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 7:1. 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 Winter 2017 offerings at Viers Mill. Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 

Parent aide requirements: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/

 


 

Let’s Roll! Engineers, Grades K-1

Mondays 3:25-4:40pm
Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13

 

Students start each class with a story-based challenge and then build solutions using the LEGO® Duplo kits designed for ages 5+. Students will design, build and test towers, bridges and more! We connect each lesson to real-life engineering challenges. It won’t be long before your kids start making toy-sized zip-lines for their creations all over your house!

 

Areas of Exploration: Simple Machines, Physics.

Class Format:  Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week.

Tuition: $122.5 per student; min 11 / max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.

 


 

Space Engineers, Grades 3-5curiosity-rover-300x168.jpg

Mondays 3:25-4:40pm
Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13

 

Students will tackle challenges that real NASA engineers face, like how to land a rover on Mars without breaking it (not easy for astronauts -it’s like an egg drop on steroids!). We’ll also learn about hovercraft and try our hands at liftoff!!  Grab your astronaut helmets, since this class will take you OUT of this world!

 

Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Physics.

Class Format: Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week.

Tuition: $137.5 tuition plus $30 materials fee per student; min 11 / max 14 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.

 

 


 

Electronics, Grades 2-3

Tuesdays 3:25-4:40pm
Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7

 

How did Ben Franklin figure out a way to harness electricity, thus making it possible for generations of kids to play all those video games for hours on end? By playing around with it!  Don’t worry—we won’t send your child into a lightning storm with kite and key. Our students will have even more fun, making batteries, wiring quiz boards and more!

 

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

Areas of Exploration: Electricity, Electronics, Circuits, Schematics, Troubleshooting, Logic.

Class Format: Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week.

Tuition: $127.5 tuition plus $15 supply fee per student; min 11 / max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide gets free tuition.



 

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The Great Adventure Lab
classes@thegreatadventurelab.com

Registration questions:
classes@thegreatadventurelab.com
(240) 442-1855
www.thegreatadventurelab.com
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Schedule

January 23, 2017 — 3:40 pm to
March 13, 2017 — 4:40 pm

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Venue

Viers Mill E.S.
11711 Joseph Mill Rd.
Silver Spring, MD
United States

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