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The Great Adventure Lab is happy to offer a combination Intro to Video Game Programming/Lego Robotics class at Mahlette Betre's house.

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

Class dates: 7 weeks, Dec. 12, 19, Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6

Tues 6:00-7:00pm

Tuition: $130 per studentmin 9,  max 14 students


Intro to Robotics 


Intro to Robotics A and B  are two independent classes. Same curriculum, different projects.  Take one or both in any order!

Here’s a fun introduction to the world of robotics and mechanical engineering, designed especially for grades 1 and 2.  We’ll learn what programs do and how to write our own.  Each class meeting, we’ll build a different project and then use motors, sensors, and our own programs to bring our creations to life!  We’ll build crawlerbots, windmills, planes … and more!

Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Mechanical Engineering



Intro to Video Game Programming


Intro to Video Game Programming A and B are separate classes with totally different projects. Take one or both in any order, but don’t repeat either class.

With MIT’s Scratch Jr., we’ll learn how to program basic video games on iPads (provided by The GrAd Lab!) Kids will have a blast learning how to make their characters move, talk, and interact.


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


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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 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.


The Great Adventure Lab

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


December 12, 2017 — 6:00 pm to
February 06, 2018 — 7:00 pm

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Mahlette Betre
1734 Chiswick Ct
Silver Spring, MD
United States