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STEM after school at Wood Acres

Winter 2016, Mondays - Thursdays

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!). Student to adult ratio of 7:1 or better for most classes.

For full descriptions, photos and reviews of our classes and birthday parties, see our website: http://thegreatadventurelab.com.  


Check out our co-ed and girls-only summer camps!

Earlybird discounts until Feb. 14!


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.


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: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/




Acing Math Cards, Grades K-5


Mondays 3:45-4:45pm

 Feb 1, 8, 22, 29, Mar 7, 14



 

We’ll build math skills by playing card games covering addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percents, decimals, patterns, positive and negative integers …depending on the students’ levels. Curriculum by the Positive Engagement Project.


Areas of Exploration: Math


Class format and Fees: Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week.

 

Tuition: $125 per student, min 11/ max 14 students, 1 instructor, 1 GrAd Lab aide.

 

 


 


Storybook Science B,  Grades K-1


Tuesdays 3:45-4:45pm

 Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 1, 8

 

 


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 or solve problems in the story. In this class we’ll build periscopes and stroboscopes, discover gravity, and much more!


Storybook Science classes A, B, C and D follow the same format with new books and experiments. Take any or all, in any order, but no repeats.


Areas of Exploration: Aerodynamics, Biology, Physics, Geology, Paleontology, Chemistry, Engineering

 

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

 

Tuition: $115 plus $29 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 14 students.

 

Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.  See requirements here.

 

 


 


 


Video Game Programming 1, Grades 3-5


Tuesdays 3:45-4:45pm

 Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 1, 8



Ready to stretch beyond modding and try a powerful programming language? We’ll use basic commands, loops and more to create characters that move, talk, and interact. Each student will build his or her very own game and share it with friends!

 

Areas of Exploration: Programming, Multimedia, Storytelling, Music, Logic.

 

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

 

Tuition: $145 tuition + $5 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 GrAd Lab aide.

 


 


Intro to Video Game Programming A, Grades K-2


Wednesdays 3:45-4:45pm

 Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 2, 9



 

Using MIT’s Scratch Jr., we’ll learn how to program basic video games on iPads (provided by The GrAd Lab!) Kids will have a blast learning how to make their characters move, talk, and interact.

 

Areas of Exploration: Programming, Multimedia, Storytelling, Music, Logic.


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


Tuition: $145 tuition per student plus $5 materials fee, min 11/ max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 GrAd Lab aide.

 

 


 

 

Spontaneous Challenge, Grades 3-5

inspired by Odyssey of the Mind


Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm

 Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 3, 10

 


We'll use Odyssey, an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.


Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Science, Problem-solving, Teamwork, Logic, Creativity.


Class format and Fees: Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week.

 

Tuition: $125 per student, plus fee TBD for competition.

 

Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.  See requirements here.



 


 

Space Engineers, Grades 3-5

 Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm

 Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 3, 10


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Students will tackle challenges that real NASA engineers face, like how to land a rover on Mars without breaking it.. We’ll also learn about hovercraft and try our hands at liftoff!!  Grab your astronaut helmets, since this class will take you OUT of this world!


Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Physics.


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


Tuition: $125 tuition plus $30 materials fee per student, min 11 / max 14 students,  1 instructor, 1 aide.


 Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.  See requirements here.


 


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The Great Adventure Lab
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Schedule

January 26, 2016 — 3:45 pm to
March 10, 2016 — 4:45 pm

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Venue

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

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