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How did Ben Franklin figure out a way to harness electricity, thus making it possible for generations of kids to play all those annoying video games for hours on end? How? By playing around with it!

No, we won’t send your child out with kite and key to play in a lightning storm. We’ve got something almost as fun in mind: playing with electronic snap-on circuits to learn the basics of electricity, and then replicating some of the same experiments with plain old wires and alligator clips, the kind many of us parents grew up with. (OK, us older parents).

Under our well-grounded guidance,  your students will build and learn about:

  • series and parallel circuits, and how they’re used every day
  • digital logic circuits – for electronic devices that make ‘choices’
  • noise maker circuits – for fun
  • motion and light-activated alarm circuits
  • and more!

And yes, we’ll do a few take-home electronics projects, including LED origami lamps and a burglar alarm! Siblings beware …

After this class, see if you can get your student to wire up a burglar alarm … or a motion-activated little-sister detector (one of our other instructors actually did build one of these when he was a kid!).

This is a great class for logically minded kids.

Tired of having no clue what your kids do in all those clubs? We’re different. A day or two after every class, your instructor will email a note explaining what the class learned in the previous session and what’s next. Sometimes we even include photos and videos!

Electronics class format

NOTE: This class is limited to TEN students

  • Min 9 /Max: 10 students.
  • Student-instructor ratio: 5:1.
  • SEVEN weekly meetings
  • after school tuition $110 per student
  • Materials fee: $25
  • Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm  April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 22 (Off May 15th)

We provide for use during class: one snap-on electronics kit and other necessary supplies for each student.
Areas of exploration: electronics and of course, logic!

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Girls Get Science:

Summer Camp:
Venue: Farmland E.S., Rockville, Md.
Note: registration for our activities at Farmland opens later this week.
Half-day or full-day
June 17 - 21, Curriculum A @ venue: Farmland
June 24 - 28, Curriculum B @ venue: Farmland

NEW! Girls Get Science camp!
Half-day or full-day
July 1-3, Curriculum A @ venue Farmland E.S.
Note: registration for our activities at Farmland opens later this week.

Venue: Woodlin E.S., Silver Spring Md.
Half-day or full-day.
Registration open NOW!
July 8 - 12, Curriculum A @venue Woodlin E.S
July 15 - 19 Curriculum B @venue Woodlin E.S.
July 22 - 26 Curriculum A @venue Woodlin E.S.
July 29 - Aug. 2 Curriculum B @venue Woodlin E.S.


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



April 03, 2013 — 3:15 pm to
May 22, 2013 — 4:15 pm

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Greenwood ES
3336 Gold Mine Road
Brookeville, MD
United States