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Registration Opens October 4, 2015

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  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 Fall 2015 offerings at Wood Acres ES.  Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 

These activities are not sponsored by, associated with, or endorsed by MCPS or Montgomery County Government.

Parent aide requirements:

Storybook Science A

Mon 3:45-4:45pm
Nov 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14


Mythbusters isn’t just for big kids. We’ll start each class with a storybook and then do hands-on science experiments to test and recreate story elements! For instance, when we read JonScieszka’s The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs students test the power of wind versus our own construction techniques! We’ll also launch model planes, build and erupt volcanoes, and make our own “oobleck” (a non-Newtonian fluid—similar to slime)!

Storybook Science classes A, B, C and D follow the same format with new books and experiments. Classes may be taken in any order but may not be repeated.

Students  must be in specified grade range.

Areas of Exploration: Aerodynamics, Biology, Physics, Geology,

Paleontology, Chemistry, Engineering

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

After school pricing: $115 tuition plus $20 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 14 students. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.  Use Special Code: PA-SS



Intro to Robotics

Tue 3:45-4:45pm
Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8


Here’s a fun introduction to the world of robotics and mechanical engineering, designed especially for grades 1 and 2.  We’ll learn what programs do and how to write our own.  Each class meeting, we’ll build a different project and then use motors, sensors, and our own programs to bring our creations to life!  Projects include drawbridges, sliding fortress gates, motorcycles that pop wheelies… and more!

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

Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Mechanical Engineering

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

After school pricing: $125 tuition per student, min 11 / max 12 students,

1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition. Use Special Code: PA-IR


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The Great Adventure Lab

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


September 21, 2015 — 3:45 pm to
December 14, 2015 — 4:45 pm

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Wood Acres ES
Radnor Center
7000 Radnor Road
Bethesda, MD
United States