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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 6:1. 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 2016 offerings at Murch ES.  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/


 

 

Lego Robotics B , Grades 2 - 4

 Mondays 3:30-4:30pm

 Jan 11, 25, Feb 1, 8, 29, Mar 7, 14


class does NOT meet Feb. 15, which is erroneously listed in the ticket name for this class.

 

Lego Robotics A and B are two independent classes. Same curriculum, different projects.  Take one or both in any order!

 

Learn to build and program Lego Robots, using gears, levers, sensors and software! Start out with suggested programs, then learn to troubleshoot and design your own!

 

Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Logic.

 

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

 

Tuition: $125 tuition per student, min 11 / max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.


 

 


 

Young Engineers, Grades 3 - 5

 Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm.

 Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23

 




Learn basic engineering concepts by designing, building and testing bridges, egg drops, catapults and more! Each student takes home his or her own catapult.


Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Physics.


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


Tuition: $135 tuition plus $30 materials fee per student, min 11 / max 14 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.


 

 


 

Video Game Programming 1, Grades 3 - 5

 Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm         

Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24

 


 


Ready to stretch beyond modding and try a powerful programming language? We’ll use basic commands, loops and more to create characters that move, talk, and interact. Each student will build his or her very own game and share it with friends!

 

Areas of Exploration: Programming, Multimedia, Storytelling, Music, Logic.

 

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

 

Tuition: $145 tuition + $5 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 12 students, 2 instructors, no aide.

 

 


 

Intro to Video Game Programming A, Grades K-2

 Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

 Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25


 


With MIT’s Scratch Jr., we’ll learn how to program basic video games on iPads (provided by The GrAd Lab!) Kids will have a blast learning how to make their characters move, talk, and interact.


Areas of Exploration: Programming, Multimedia, Storytelling, Music, Logic.

 

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

Tuition: $145 tuition per student, min 11/ max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide.



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The Great Adventure Lab
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Registration questions:
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Schedule

January 11, 2016 — 3:30 pm to
March 14, 2016 — 4:30 pm

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Venue

Murch ES
4810 36th Street Northwest
Washington, DC
United States

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