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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 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 Spring 2014 offerings at Carderock 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.




GRADES K–1

Tuesdays: 3:30-4:30 (Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 22 ,29 and May 6)
Storybook Science 1
Students may not repeat this class. Students must be in specified grade range.

Areas of Exploration: Aerodynamics, Biology, Physics, Geology, Archaeology, Chemistry.
Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week. $130 per student, plus $20 supply fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students

Mythbusters isn’t just for big kids. Each storybook science class begins with a different story that challenges our kindergarten and first grade scientists to conduct hands-on science experiments. Students test the truthfulness of a story, solve problems in a story, and recreate story elements.

For instance, when we read Jon Scieszka’s The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs students test the power of wind versus our own construction techniques—can wind really blow down a house? Kids are also inspired to build earthworm habitats and “oobleck” (a non-Newtonian fluid—similar to slime)!


GRADES 3–5
Tuesdays: 3:30-4:30 (Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 22 ,29 and May 6)
Young Engineers

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. $145 plus $30 materials fee per student .  Min. 11 / max. 12 students.

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.

 


 

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The Great Adventure Lab
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Registration questions:
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(240) 442-1855
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Schedule

March 11, 2014 — 3:30 pm to
May 06, 2014 — 4:30 pm

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Venue

Carderock Springs ES
7401 Persimmon Tree Road
Bethesda, MD
United States

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