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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 Flora Singer 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    

Thursdays  3:45-4:45pm

Meeting dates:  Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, and 27

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 FSES

 Continued from this fall: Robo Challenge  2  Full description, reviews & more photos


GRADES 3*-5, no exceptions

Tuesdays 3:45-4:45pm

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

*Prerequisite: Robo Challenge 1 Fall 2013 student


Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic.  1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60 min meetings, once per week  $135 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!





GRADES K-1, no exceptions

Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm

Meeting dates:  Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, and 27


1 instructor, 1 parent aide, seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $95 per student, $110 if we provide the aide, min 11/ max 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See requirements here: 


Using Lego Duplo Tech Machines Education kit designed for ages 5+, we’ll start each class with brief story-based challenge - and then use tools to build our own vehicular solutions. We'll  also extend each lesson with real-life applications of the concepts we cover while building! Wait til your kids start making toy-sized zip-lines for their creations all over your house!


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The Great Adventure Lab

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(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


January 14, 2014 — 3:45 pm to
March 04, 2014 — 4:45 pm

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Flora Singer ES
2600 Hayden Drive
Silver Spring, MD
United States