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The Great Adventure Lab (formerly Adventures with Robots) 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!). This is the start of 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 irresistibly 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 Fall 2013 offerings at Montgomery Knolls 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 1 Full description, reviews & more photos


GRADES 1-2    


Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 pm

Meeting dates: Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17.

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, five 60 min meetings, once per week, $65 per student, min 11/ max 12 students.



Storybook Science  Full description, reviews & more photos


GRADES K-2, no exceptions


Thursdays  3:15-4:15pm

Meeting dates: Nov. 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12, 19.

Mythbusters isn’t just for big kids. In this class for students in kindergarten to grade 2, We’ll read a different story each week to young scientists and then conduct hands-on science experiments to test the truthfulness or recreate certain elements of each story!  Some of these stories will inspire us to build earthworm habitats and SLIME!

Areas of exploration include: aerodynamics, biology, physics, geology, archaeology, chemistry… and more!  1 instructor, 1 parent aide, five 60 min meetings, once per week, $65 per student, $80 if we provide the aide, plus $11 supply fee per student, min 11/ max 14 students.


Interested in being the parent aide?  Use this special code at registration:

Lego Engineers Special Code:  LE ParentAide

Storybook Science Special Code:  SS ParentAide


Having trouble Registering?  CLICK HERE FOR HELP!


The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!

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


November 14, 2013 — 3:15 pm to
December 19, 2013 — 4:15 pm

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Montgomery Knolls ES
807 Daleview Drive
Silver Spring, MD
United States