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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 irresistibly 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 Bethesda 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.



Lego Robotics 1  Full description, reviews & more photos

GRADES 2-4, no exceptions    

Wednesdays  3:15 - 4:15pm

Meeting dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, and 13

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. 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min meetings, once per week.  $120 per student,  Min 11/ max 12 students.  The GrAd Lab provides one netbook and one robotics kit for each pair of students.





Robo Challenge 1  Full description, reviews & more photos


GRADES 3*-5, no exceptions


Fridays  3:15-4:15pm

Meeting dates: Oct 4, 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, 15, 22, Dec 6

Took our Lego Robotics class and want more? And more of a challenge? Or are you in 4th or 5th grade, ready to launch into robotics with no previous experience? This class is for you. Instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we’ll start each class with a programming challenge set by our instructors. Then we’ll use Lego robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs. We’ll build catapults, crash-avoidance vehicles, hexbug nano catchers and more!  

*3rd grade prerequisite: Lego Robotics 1


Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic.  1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60 min meetings, once per week  $125 per student,  Min 11/ max 12 students.



Canceled due to low enrollment: Electronics Full description, reviews & more photos





Storybook Science 1 Full description, reviews & more photos


GRADES K-1, no exceptions


Mondays  3:15-4:15pm

Meeting dates: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, and 25

Mythbusters isn’t just for big kids. In this class for students in kindergarten and grade 1, we’ll read a different story each week to young scientists and then conduct hands-on science experiments to test the truthfulness or recreate certain elements of each story!  Some of these stories will inspire us to build earthworm habitats and SLIME!

Areas of exploration include: aerodynamics, biology, physics, geology, archaeology, chemistry… and more!  1 instructor, 1 parent aide, seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $110 per student, plus $15 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 12 students.



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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


October 02, 2013 — 3:15 pm to
December 06, 2013 — 4:15 pm

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Bethesda ES
7600 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD
United States