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The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program offering our classes 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 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.

Here are mini-descriptions of our Fall 2015 offerings at Mater Dei School.  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.

Parent aide requirements:

Video Game Programming Jr.  for Grades 1-2


Mondays 3:30-4:30pm.

Meets: Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14

Does your child like video games? Why not get them to write their own. Our 1st and 2nd grad students love Scratch Jr. on our iPads! Scratch Jr. is a special version of Scratch, a drag-and-drop multimedia programm}ng language designed by MIT.  We’ll learn how to use programming blocks to create characters that move, talk, and interact.

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

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

Pricing: $145 tuition per student, min 11/ max 12 students,  2 instructors, no aide.



Lego Robotics A for Grades 3-4

Mondays 3:30-4:30pm.

Meets: Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14


This is our core class in which beginners learn to build and program LEGO® robots using LEGO® Education's award-winning WeDo robotics and programming software. Students follow step-by-step on-screen instructions to build their own robots and a suggested program. More advanced students can develop more complicated programs involving motion or tilt sensors. In the final class, we take off the training wheels and challenge students to design, build, and program robots that can achieve a certain task.

Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Logic, Mechanical Engineering.

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

Pricing: $125 tuition per student, min 11 / max 12 students, 1 instructor, 1 aide. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.  


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(240) 442-1855
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November 02, 2015 — 3:30 pm to
December 14, 2015 — 4:30 pm

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Mater Dei School
9600 Seven Locks Rd
Bethesda, MD
United States