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Intro to Video Game Programming A: Mondays (Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4) Grades K-1

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Robo Challenge Contraptions: Tuesdays (Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12) Grades 4-5

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Storybook Science B: Spring: Tuesdays (Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12) Grades K-1

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Art of Math: Wednesdays (Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13) Grades 2-4

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Video Game Programming A: Fridays (Sep 29, Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, Dec 1, 8, 15, Jan 5, Jan 12) Grades 3-5

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Let's Roll! Engineers: Fridays (Sep 29, Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, Dec 1, 8, 15, Jan 5, Jan 12) Grades K-1

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About

STEM after school at Wood Acres

Fall 2017

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.  


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/

 


*PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE - INTRO TO VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING A IS ALSO OPEN TO 2ND GRADE.  THE TICKET WILL STILL SAY K-1 WHEN YOU REGISTER, BUT THE CLASS IS OPEN FOR K-2.*

 

Intro to Video Game Programming A, Grades K-2

Mon 3:45-4:45 pm
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4

Intro to Video Game Programming A and B are separate classes with totally different projects. Take one or both in any order, but don’t repeat either class.

With 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: Ten 60-min. meetings, once per week.

Tuition: $212.50 per student plus $5 materials fee per student; min 11 / max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide.

 


 

Robo Challenge Contraptions, Grades 4-5

Tue 3:45-4:45pm
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12

Robo Challenge Contraptions follows the same format as Robo Challenge Machines, but with different projects including a venus fly trap, a marble counter and a marble shooting soccer game!  Robo Challenge Contraptions and Robo Challenge Machines can be taken in any order, but students may not repeat either class.

Areas of Exploration: Independent Problem Solving, Robotics, Programming, Logic, Mechanical Engineering.

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

Tuition: $187.50 per student; min 11 / max 14 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide.

 


 

Storybook Science B, Grades K-1

Tue 3:45-4:45 pm
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12

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. Classes may be taken in any order but may not be repeated.  

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

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

Tuition: $172.50 tuition plus $43 supply fee per student; min 11 / max 14 students.

 


Art of Math, Grades 2-4

Wed 3:45-4:45pm
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13

Art lovers: Who knew math could be so fun? In this math class even math phobics will have fun as we unwittingly build our math skills with art projects based on work and thinking of some of the greatest mathematical minds in art history including Fibonacci, DaVinci, Picasso, Escher, Klee and more. Each week we’ll explore a new artist and the math concepts that inspired them, including tessellations, symmetry, scaling and more. We’ll work in many mediums including crayons, modeling clay and origami.  We’ll even build our own geodesic dome!

Areas of Exploration: Math, Art

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

Tuition: $172.50 per student plus $33 materials fee per student; min 11 / max 14 students. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.



 


Video Game Programming A, Grades 3-5

Fri 3:45-4:45pm
Sep 29, Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, Dec 1, 8, 15, Jan 5, Jan 12

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: Ten 60-min. meetings, once per week.

Tuition: $212.50 tuition + $5 materials fee per student; min 11 / max 12 students, 2 instructors, no aide.


 


Let’s Roll! Engineers, Grades K-1

Fri 3:45-4:45pm
Sep 29, Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, Dec 1, 8, 15, Jan 5, Jan 12

Students start each class with a story-based challenge and then build solutions using the LEGO® Duplo kits designed for ages 5+. Students will design, build and test towers, bridges and more! We connect each lesson to real-life engineering challenges. It won’t be long before your kids start making toy-sized zip-lines for their creations all over your house!

Areas of Exploration: Simple Machines, Physics.

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

Tuition: $177.50 per student; min 11 / max 12 students. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.

 



 


 

 

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