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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 Winter 2014 offerings at French Maternal SchoolPlease follow links for complete details, including photos! Room numbers TBD.  We will send you a welcome email several days before the first class. 



 LEGO ENGINEERS   Here's a full description of the class





Thursdays 3:15-4:15pm


Meeting dates:  Jan 16, 23, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 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 aide, seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $110 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!

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January 16, 2014 — 3:15 pm to
March 06, 2014 — 4:15 pm

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French Maternal School
3115 P Street NW
Washington , DC
United States