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The Great Adventure Lab (formerly Adventures with Robots) 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!). 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 irresistably FUN for the next generation. Kids leave our classes demanding MORE!

You can read all about our classes and birthday parties on our web site: 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 Fall 2013 offerings at Ashburton E.S. 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.

6-weeks due to low enrollment

Lego Robotics 1  Full description, reviews & more photos

GRADES 2-4, no exceptions

Thursdays  3:15 - 4:15pm 

Meeting dates: Oct 4, 11, off Oct 18, on Oct 25, off Nov 1, on Nov 8, 15, 22 (snow day Dec 6)

This is our core class, where beginners learn to build and program LEGO® robotsusing LEGO® Education's award-winning WeDo robotics and programming software. 

Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. 

Seven 60-min meetings, once per week. 1 instructor, one aide, Min 11/ Max 12. 

$115 per student. You are welcome to volunteer as parent aide gets free tuition. See requirements here. Lego Robotics Parent Aide Discount: Lego ParentAide


Lego Engineers 1 Full description, reviews & more photos

GRADES 1-2    

Wednesdays 3:15 - 4:15pm

Meeting dates: Sept 20, off 27, on Oct 4, 11, off Oct 18, on Oct 25, off Nov 1, on Nov 8, 15, 22 (snow day Dec 6)

Using Lego Education’s Simple Machines set, we’ll learn the mechanical engineering concepts behind levers, gears, pulleys and more.  Each week we’ll build a new project.  Get ready for a wild amusement park ride, a go-cart and of course... a catapult. After learning the engineering concepts and building the machines, we encourage students to improvise on their designs, just like we do in our robotics classes!

Areas of exploration include: engineering, simple machines, and physics.  1 instructor, 1 parent aide, seven 60 min meetings, once per week. $110 per student. You are welcome to volunteer as parent aide. See requirements here. Lego Engineers Parent Aide Discount Code: LE ParentAide





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The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!

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


September 20, 2013 — 3:15 pm to
November 22, 2013 — 4:15 pm

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Ashburton ES
6314 Lone Oak Drive
Bethesda, MD
United States