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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 Northfield 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. 

Robo Challenge 1  Full description, reviews & more photos

Grades 3*-5, no exceptions

Fridays  3:35-4:35pm

Meeting dates: Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 21, 28, Mar 7

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 1

Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic.  1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven  60 min meetings, once per week  $110 per student,  ($125 if we provide the aide) Min 11/ max 12 students.  The GrAd Lab provides one netbook and one robotics kit for each pair of students.

Parent Aide use Special Code: Robo PA

Electronics  Full description, reviews & more photos


Grades 3-5, no exceptions

Thursdays  3:35-4:35pm

Meeting dates: Jan 9, 23, 30, Feb 6, 20, 27, Mar 6

 Under our well-grounded guidance,  your students will build and learn about: series and parallel circuits, and how they’re used every day; digital logic circuits – for electronic devices that make ‘choices’; noise maker circuits – for fun; motion and light-activated alarm circuits; and more!

Areas of exploration: electricity, electronics, circuits, schematics, troubleshooting, logic. 1 instructor, 1 parent aide, seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $110 per student ($125 if we provide the aide), plus $25 materials fee, Min 9/max 10 students.  

Parent Aide use Special Code: Ele PA  


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The Great Adventure Lab

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


January 09, 2014 — 3:35 pm to
March 07, 2014 — 4:35 pm

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Northfield ES
9125 Northfield Rd
Ellicott City, MD
United States