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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 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 http://thegreatadventurelab.com. 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/Spring 2015 offerings at Peabody Primary.  Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class.

Parent aide requirements: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Storybook Duplo 1 (not sequential)

Mon 3:40-4:40pm

Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


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Ages 3-4

Students must be in specified grade range.


Areas of Exploration: 3D spatial visualization

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week. $130 per student.  Min. 11 / max. 14 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


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 Duplos and the inspiration, your children will provide the imagination!  In each class the instructor will read a story and then demonstrate how to build some of the stories characters out of Lego Duplos.

 



 

Storybook Duplo 2 (not sequential)

Mon 3:40-4:40pm

Apr 20, 27, May 4, 11, Jun 1, 8


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Ages 3-4

Students must be in specified grade range.


Areas of Exploration: 3D spatial visualization

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Six 60-min. meetings, once per week. $100 per student.  Min. 11 / max. 14 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


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 Duplos and the inspiration, your children will provide the imagination!  In each class the instructor will read a story and then demonstrate how to build some of the stories characters out of Lego Duplos.

 


 


Early Engineers

Mon 3:40-4:40pm
Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

 

 

 

Ages 5-6

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


Areas of Exploration: Simple Machines, Physics.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week. $140 per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Five- and six-year-olds: we know you’re ready to learn engineering concepts, too! Early Engineers students use LEGO® DUPLO Simple Machines Education kit designed for ages 5+ to learn and explore mechanical concepts by building seesaws, spinning tops, and more.

 


Let’s Roll! Engineers

Mon 3:40-4:40pm
Apr 20, 27, May 4, 11, Jun 1, 8

 

 

Ages 5-6

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


Areas of Exploration: Simple Machines, Physics.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Six 60-min. meetings, once per week. $100 per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students.   Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Let’ Roll! Engineers students start each class with a story-based challenge and then build vehicular solutions using the LEGO® DUPLO Tech Machines Education kit designed for ages 5+. We also connect each lesson to real-life applications of the concepts covered in class. It won’t be long before your kids start making toy-sized zip-lines for their creations all over your house!

 


 


Let’s Roll! Engineers

Wed 4:50-5:50pm
Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25


 

 

Ages 5-6

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


Areas of Exploration: Simple Machines, Physics.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Nine 60-min. meetings, once per week. $160 per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students.   Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Let’ Roll! Engineers students start each class with a story-based challenge and then build vehicular solutions using the LEGO® DUPLO Tech Machines Education kit designed for ages 5+. We also connect each lesson to real-life applications of the concepts covered in class. It won’t be long before your kids start making toy-sized zip-lines for their creations all over your house!

 


 


Storybook Science 1  (not sequential)

Fri 3:40-4:40pm
Jan 30, Feb 6, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3

 

 

Ages 5-7

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


Areas of Exploration: Aerodynamics, Biology, Physics, Geology, Archaeology, Chemistry.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Nine 60-min. meetings, once per week. $155 per student plus $30 supply fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 14 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Mythbusters isn’t just for big kids. Each storybook science class begins with a different story that challenges our kindergarten and first grade scientists to conduct hands-on science experiments. Students test the truthfulness of a story, solve problems in a story, and recreate story elements. For instance, when we read Jon Scieszka’s The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs students test the power of wind versus our own construction techniquescan wind really blow down a house? Kids are also inspired to build earthworm habitats, volcanoes, and “oobleck” (a non-Newtonian fluidsimilar to slime)!

 





Storybook Science 2  (not sequential)

Fri 3:40-4:40pm
Apr 24, May 8, 15, 22, 29, Jun 5, 12


GRADES Ages 5-7

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


Areas of Exploration: Aerodynamics, Biology, Physics, Geology, Archaeology, Chemistry.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $115 per student plus $20 supply fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 14 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See parent aide requirements here:  http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/


Mythbusters isn’t just for big kids. Each storybook science class begins with a different story that challenges our kindergarten and first grade scientists to conduct hands-on science experiments. Students test the truthfulness of a story, solve problems in a story, and recreate story elements.  Kids are also inspired to build periscopes and stroboscopes, discovering gravity, and much more!  



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Schedule

January 26, 2015 — 3:40 pm to
June 12, 2015 — 4:40 pm

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Venue

Peabody Primary
425 C St NE
Washington, DC
United States

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