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The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program that runs in 50+ schools in the DC area. We’ve taught thousands of kids how to write their first robotics programs or video game programs (or both!). This is our fourth school year!

We do it all with SMALL class sizes (adult-student ratio = 6:1) and highly skilled teachers, many of whom have or still work as scientists or engineers. Our goal is to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics irresistably FUN for the next generation. Kids leave our classes demanding MORE!

You can read all about our classes and birthday parties on our web site Our site includes plenty of reviews, 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 2014 offerings at Stone Mill ES. Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  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.

  LEGO ENGINEERS   Here's a full description of the class




GRADES K-2, no exceptions.  


Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm


Meeting dates:  Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11 and 18


Using Lego Education’s Simple Machines set, we’ll learn the mechanical engineering concepts behind levers, gears, pulleys and more.  Each week we’ll build a new project.  Get ready for a wild amusement park ride, a go-cart and of course... a catapult. After learning the engineering concepts and building the machines, we encourage students to improvise on their designs, just like we do in our robotics classes!


Areas of exploration include: engineering, simple machines, and physics.  1 instructor, 1 parent aide, seven 60 min meetings, once per week, $105 per student, min 11/ max 12 students.  



Robo Challenge  Full description, reviews & more photos

GRADES 3-5, no exceptions

Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30pm

Meeting dates:  Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12 and 19

Took our Lego Robotics class and want more? And more of a challenge? Or are you in 4th or 5th grade, ready to launch into robotics with no previous experience? This class is for you. Instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we’ll start each class with a programming challenge set by our instructors. Then we’ll use Lego robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs. We’ll build catapults, crash-avoidance vehicles, hexbug nano catchers and more! 

Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic.  1 instructor, 1 parent aide. Seven 60 min meetings, once per week  $125 per student,  Min 11/ max 12 students.




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(240) 442-1855
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February 04, 2014 — 6:30 pm to
March 19, 2014 — 7:30 pm

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Stone Mill ES
14323 Stonebridge View Drive
North Potomac, Maryland
United States