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WINTER: The GrAd Lab Classes at Maryvale ES !

The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program.  We’ve taught thousands of kids how to write their first robotics or video game programs (or both!). We also teach science, engineering, electronics ... and more!  We do it all with SMALL class sizes with a student-to-adult ratio of 7:1 for most classes. You can find full descriptions, reviews and photos of all our classes and birthday parties at

You can read all about our classes and birthdayparties  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.

Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 

Parent aide requirements:


Robo Challenge Contraptions, Grades 4 to 5

(or 3rd graders who took Lego A or B)

Thursdays 3:50-4:50pm

Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 3


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

Tuition: $130 per student. min 11/ max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide.

Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.




Intro to Robotics B, Grades 1-2

Thursdays 3:50-4:50pm

 Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 3



Intro to Robotics A and B  are two independent classes. Same curriculum, different projects.  Take one or both in any order!

Here’s a fun introduction to the world of robotics and mechanical engineering, designed especially for grades 1 and 2.  We’ll learn what programs do and how to write our own.  Each class meeting, we’ll build a different project and then use motors, sensors, and our own programs to bring our creations to life!  We’ll build crawlerbots, windmills, planes … and more!

Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Mechanical Engineering

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

Tuition: $130 tuition per student, min 11 / max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide.  

Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.


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


The Great Adventure Lab

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


January 21, 2016 — 3:50 pm to
March 03, 2016 — 4:50 pm

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Maryvale ES
1000 1st St
Rockville, MD
United States