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Nature Science: Spring: Wednesdays (Apr 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7) Grades 1-2

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Young Engineers: Spring: Wednesdays (Apr 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7) Grades 3-5

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About

STEM after school at Wood Acres

Spring 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/



 

Intro to Video Game Programming B, Grades K-2

 

Mon 3:45-4:45pm
Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, Jun 5

 

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

 

Tuition: $130 per student plus $5 materials fee per student; min 11 / max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide.


 


 

Intro to Video Game Programming B, Grades K-2

Tue 3:45-4:45pm
Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jun 6



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

Tuition: $150 per student plus $5 materials fee per student; min 11 / max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide.


 


 

Video Game Programming B, Grades 3–5

Tue 3:45-4:45pm
Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jun 6


Video Game Programming A and B use the same programming platform with different projects. Students may take either or both in any order.


In Video Game Programming B, students will learn how to make characters talk and move while creating their very own games. Students with previous experience can build more complex games; students who are taking this class for the first time can master the basics.


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

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

Tuition: $150 tuition + $5 matrials fee per student; min 11 / max 12 students, 2 instructors, no aide.


 


 


Nature Science, Grades 1-2

Wed 3:45-4:45pm
Apr 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7


Let's get our hands dirty! Students will learn about the natural world through hands-on projects involving solar power, earthworm habitats, fireflies, animal tracks and more! We'll also check out what the real world looks like through a microscope. Projects vary depending on season and class interests.


Areas of Exploration: Biology, Wildlife

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

Tuition: $120 tuition plus $30 materials fee per student; min 11 / max 14 students.

Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.  




Young Engineers, Grades 3-5

Wed 3:45-4:45pm
Apr 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7


We’ll  learn basic engineering concepts by designing, building and testing bridges, egg drops, catapults and more!


Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Physics.

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

Tuition: $140 tuition plus $30 materials fee per student; min 11 / max 14 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.


 


 

Storybook Science C, Grades K-1

Fri 3:45-4:45pm
Apr 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2


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 make tin can telephones, density layer cakes, galimotos 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: Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week.

Tuition: $120 tuition plus $30 supply fee per student; min 11 / max 14 students. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.  

 

 


 

CANCELED - Advanced Lego Robotics, Grades 4-5

Mon 3:45-4:45pm
Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, Jun 5


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

Tuition: $112 per student; min 9 / max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide.

Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.


 

 

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