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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!). We also teach science, engineering, electronics...and more! We do it all with SMALL class sizes with an adult to student ratio of 6:1. Our goal is to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics irresistibly FUN for the next generation.

You can read all about our classes and birthday parties  at  The site includes plenty of 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 2016 offerings at Viers Mill.  Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 

Parent aide requirements:



Lego Engineers, Grades 1-2

Thu 3:40-4:40pm
Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25

Lego Engineers students learn and apply mechanical engineering concepts and create a wild amusement park ride, a go-cart, and, of course ... a catapult that launches Lego pieces! Students will  learn the physics behind levers, gears, pulleys, and other simple machines using LEGO® Education’s Simple Machines set.

We’ll explore a new project each week and improvise on our designs to make our creations work in cool new ways!

Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Simple Machines, Physics.

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

Tuition: $122.50 tuition per student, min 11/ max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.  


note, this class now meets for SIX meetings.

Video Game Programming 1, Grades 3 to 5, using Scratch.

Tue 3:40-4:40pm
19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23

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

Tuition: $147.50 tuition + $5 supply fee per student (for flash drive that students will use to save work), min 11/ max 12 students, 2 instructors, no aide.

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The Great Adventure Lab

Registration questions:
(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


January 12, 2016 — 3:40 pm to
February 25, 2016 — 4:40 pm

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Viers Mill E.S.
11711 Joseph Mill Rd.
Silver Spring, MD
United States