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The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program that runs 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 2014 offerings at Northfield ES. Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 


Young Engineers 


Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

Dates: Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20
(Snow Date: Dec 4)

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

Areas of Exploration
: Engineering, Physics.

Course Structure and Fees
: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week. $150 plus $30 materials fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 14 students.

See parent aide requirements here:

Lots of people follow recipes for 30 years and still can’t cook
. We don’t want that to happen to your budding engineers. In this class, kids learn basic engineering concepts by designing and building cool projects like bridges, egg drops safety-devices, and working catapults that are almost as large as your child!

Class meets indoors, but we’ll periodically venture outside to test out what we build. Each student takes home his or her own catapult.

Mindstorms 1 

Fridays 3:30-5:00pm

Dates: Oct 3, 10, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12 (Snow Date Dec 17)

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

Areas of Exploration
: Programming, Robotics, Logic.

Course Structure and Fees
: 2 instructors. Eight 90-min. meetings, once per week. $230 per student. Min. 9 / max. 10 students.

Mindstorms students love building robots
that can navigate obstacle courses and respond to a number of sensors, including motion, touch, and ultrasonic sensors. We use the LEGO® Mindstorms base kit to master programming basic movements and then progress to more difficult challenges. We build robots that can navigate mazes, shoot ping pong balls, and more!

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The Great Adventure Lab

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


October 03, 2014 — 3:30 pm to
December 12, 2014 — 4:30 pm

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Northfield ES
9125 Northfield Rd.
Ellicott City, MD
United States