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The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program that runs in 50+ schools in the DC 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 website: 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 Winter 2014 offerings at Bradley Hills ES.  Please follow links for complete details, including photos! Room numbers TBD. We will send you a welcome email several days before the first 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:  Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26

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

Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. 1 instructor, 1 aide. Eight 60-min meetings, once per week.  $130 per student,  Min 11/ max 12 students.  The GrAd Lab provides one netbook and one robotics kit for each pair of students.

Mindstorms Here's a full description of the class

Grades 4-7, no exceptions

Thursdays  3:15-4:45pm

Meeting dates: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

We'll have an awesome time building robots that can navigate obstacle courses and with help from a multitude of sensors including, mostion, touch and ultrasonic! We'll use Lego Mindstorms base kits to master the programming of basic movements, then progress to more difficult challenges. 

Areas of exploration include: programming, robotics, logic. 2 instructors. Eight 90-minute meetings, once per week. $225 per student, min 9/ max 10 students.



 Lego Engineers   Here's a full description of the class



Grades 1-2, no exceptions.  


Thursdays 3:15-4:15pm


Meeting dates:  Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27


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 aide, seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $125 per student, min 11/ max 12 students.



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(240) 442-1855
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January 08, 2014 — 3:15 pm to
February 27, 2014 — 4:15 pm

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Bradley Hills ES
8701 Hartsdale Ave
Bethesda, MD
United States