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Parkland Magnet Middle School

  Partnership Enrichment Program


Lego Robotics: Mindstorms 1


Tuesdays 3:00-4:20pm

 Meets: Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17


Students love learning to build and program robots that can navigate obstacle courses and respond to motion, touch, and ultrasonic sensors. Uses LEGO® Mindstorms NXT base kit.

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

Class Format: Seven 80-minute meetings, once per week. Max class size 10; two instructors.

Tuition: $185.




Video Game Programming 1


Wednesdays 3:00-4:20pm

 Meets: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, Dec 2


Ready to stretch beyond modding and try a powerful programming language? Our students love Scratch, the multimedia programming language designed by MIT.  We’ll use basic commands, loops and more to create characters that move, talk, and interact. Each student will build his or her very own game and share it with friends!

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

Class Format: Seven 80-min. meetings, once per week.  Max class size 14; two instructors.

Tuition: $175 plus $5 supply fee.



3D Design


Thursdays 3:00-4:20pm

 Meets: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3


Students will sharpen their spatial awareness as we learn how to use 3-D software to bring our ideas to life! Students will save their designs to print outside of class.

Areas of Exploration:  3-D Spatial Visualization, Geometry

Class Format: Seven 80-min. meetings, once per week. Max class size 10; two instructors.


Tuition: $185.





Who are you? 

The Great Adventure Lab is the D.C. area's leading after-school science enrichment program offering our classes in 50+ schools. We’ve taught more than 10,000 kids how to write their first robotics programs or video game programs (or both!). We also teach science, engineering, electronics...and more! We offer programs for both elementary and middle schools. Our Mindstorms robotics program is especially popular! 

Rave reviews here.

Who are your teachers?
Many of our instructors are STEM professionals already working in their fields and some currently work as teachers. They are great with kids! They all have recent background checks, including state and FBI fingerprinting, as well as training in first aid. Check out our instructor bios here.

Do you have a website? 
Yes. You can read more about us on our website:


The Great Adventure Lab

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


October 06, 2015 — 3:00 pm to
December 03, 2015 — 4:20 pm

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Parkland Magnet Middle School for Aerospace Technology
4610 West Frankfort Drive
Rockville, MD
United States