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You and your child are invited to our hands-on workshops

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Oakland Terrace ES,

6:30 pm.


Registration is required. Not for students who have already taken the class or are currently enrolled. **Not a drop off event.


Each workshop allows participants to explore two half hour mini-classes.  Twelve students per workshop.  For Students 2nd-5th grade (see workshop specifics) $12 per parent-child pair/$10 for additional sibling.




Video Game Programming: Grades 3-5. Each student will learn how to make a cat walk, draw and disappear, then draw their own animated character using Scratch, the super-simple drag-and-drop multimedia programming language designed by MIT‘s Lifelong Kindergarten project. 


LEGO® Mindstorms: Grades 3*-5. Students in this workshop will be able to play with a mindstorms robot in action and take a hand in programming one of their own.  Mindstorms is a robotics platform that was developed by LEGO® Education, in concert with National Instruments, the company that makes LabVIEW.

*Open to all students in grades 4 and 5. Grade 3 students may take Mindstorms ONLY if they have already taken Robo Challenge.

LEGO® Robotics: Grades 2-4. Students in this workshop will use LEGO® Education’s Award Winning WeDo robotics and programming software. Students will follow step-by-step on-screen instructions to build their robots, and then build a suggested program to get their robots working.

Robo Challenge: Grades 2-4. In our workshop, we will use our LEGO® WeDo kits and expand on what we learned in LEGO® Robotics to make our own unique bots. What makes this class different than LEGO® Robotics? Instead of working with step-by-step directions, we’ll start with a programming challenge, then use LEGO® robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs.

Please choose TWO workshops per child.


What's different about our classes?


  • Small class sizes. Two adults for up to twelve students.


  • We send skilled instructors to teach.  Most of our instructors have bachelor’s or higher degrees in engineering (civil, electrical and chemical), physics, computer science, mathematics, economics, biology, biochemistry, epidemiology, business, education and the liberal arts.   


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The great adventure lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots
Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!
(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


Oakland Terrace ES
2720 Plyers Mill Road
Silver Spring, MD
United States