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The Great Adventure Lab 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!). We also teach science, engineering, electronics...and more! We do it all with SMALL class sizes with an adult to student ratio of 7:1. 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 2018 offerings at Oakland Terrace ES. Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 





Storybook Lego, Grades K-1

Fri 3:30-4:30pm
Jan 12, 19, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 9, 16

Why should big kids have all the fun?  Think outside the box and return to the days before Legos came in kits.  We’ll provide the Legos and the inspiration, your children will provide the imagination!  In each class the instructor will read a story and then inspire the students to build some of the scenes characters out of Legos.

Areas of Exploration: 3D spatial visualization

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


Tuition: $130 per student; min 11 / max 14 students. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.


Electronics, Grades 2-3

Fri 3:30-4:30pm
Jan 12, 19, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 9, 16

How did Ben Franklin figure out a way to harness electricity, thus making it possible for generations of kids to play all those video games for hours on end? By playing around with it!  Don’t worry—we won’t send your child into a lightning storm with kite and key. Our students will have even more fun, making batteries, wiring quiz boards and more!

Students may not repeat this class and must be specified grade range.

Areas of Exploration: Electricity, Electronics, Circuits, Schematics, Troubleshooting, Logic.


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


Tuition: $140 tuition plus $18 supply fee per student; min 11 / max 12 students. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition, must pay $18 supply fee.  

3-D Design, Grades 4-5

Fri 3:30-5:00pm
Jan 12, 19, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 9, 16



Students will sharpen their spatial awareness as we learn how to use 3-D software to bring our ideas to life! Students will design their own objects, which they print on a printer. We’ll also bring our own 3-D printer to class to play with and print some of our simpler objects.

Areas of Exploration:  3-D Spatial Visualization, Design,

Class Format: Eight 90-min. meetings, once per week.

Tuition: $220 tuition plus $10 materials fee per student; min 9 / max 10 students, 2 instructors, no aide.

These activities are not sponsored by, associated with, or endorsed by MCPS or Montgomery County Government.

Parent aide requirements:

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The Great Adventure Lab

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


January 12, 2018 — 3:30 pm to
March 16, 2018 — 4:30 pm

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Oakland Terrace ES
2720 Plyers Mill Road
Silver Spring, MD
United States