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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 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 Spring 2015 offerings at Mattaponi ES. Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 

Parent aide requirements:

Young Engineers

Tue 2:00-3:00pm

Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26


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


Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Physics.

Course Structure and Fees: 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $125 plus $30 materials fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 14 students.

See parent aide requirements here:


Lots of people follow recipes for 30 years and still can’t cook. We don’t want that to happen to your budding engineers. In this class, kids learn basic engineering concepts by designing and building cool projects like bridges, egg drops safety-devices, and working catapults that are almost as large as your child!


Class meets indoors, but we’ll periodically venture outside to test out what we build. Each student takes home his or her own catapult.




Video Game Programming 1 (sequential)

Wed 2:05-3:05pm

Apr 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27

Grades 3–5

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


Areas of Exploration: Programming, Multimedia, Storytelling, Music, Logic.

Course Structure and Fees: 2 instructors. Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. $135 plus $5 supply fee per student. Min. 11 / max. 12 students.


Does your kid dream of writing his or her own video games, creating cartoons, or making animations?


We’ve found a great way to get started: Scratch, the super-simple drag-and-drop multimedia programming language designed by MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten project. The Great Adventure Lab’s trained instructors can teach your child how to make characters walk, talk, and interact with a keyboard/mouse or other programmed characters. Each student will build his or her own game.


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(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


April 14, 2015 — 2:00 pm to
May 27, 2015 — 3:00 pm

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Mattaponi ES
11701 Duley Station Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD
United States