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Robo Challenge 1

Grades 3 to 5.** Classes start April 17

A horse ride -with double camsTook our LEGO® Robotics class and want more? And more of a challenge? Or are  you in 4th or 5th grade, ready to launch into robotics with no previous experience?

This class is for you. In Robo Challenge I, instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we’ll start each class with a programming challenge, set by our instructors. After meeting that challenge, we’ll use LEGO® robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs.

Bots we built include factory bots (forklifts) that could drive up to a target, stop before crashing into it and then back up; all sorts of cars and amusement rides like the double-cam horse rocker on the left. One of our favorite challenges: build a bot that can trap one of our Hexbug Nanos.

How would you do that? With a trap door? A closing gate? What robotic device would trigger your trap? A motion sensor? A tilt sensor? How would you program your machine, and why? It’s up to you how to solve the problem.

Our instructors will be there to help you achieve success – presenting different problems each week or two. 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!

Grades: Children in grades 4 and 5 may start this class with no robotics experience. Children in grades 3 need our core class, LEGO® Robotics as a prerequisite.

Robo Challenge class format

  • SEVEN meetings, once a week, 60 minutes per meeting.
  • Wednesdays: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Min 11/Max: 12 students. 
  • Student-instructor ratio: 6:1.
  • After school tuition: $120 per student.

We provide for use during class: one LEGO® robotics kit and one netbook for each pair of students, and all ancillary equipment including Hexbug Nanos.

  • Grades 3-5; third graders with approval of our instructor.
  • Prerequisite for mature 3rd graders: our LEGO® Robotics class.
  • Unfortunately: Second graders are not allowed.
  • Areas of exploration: independent problem solving, robotics, programming, logic.

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Girls Get Science:
http://ggs-march-23-jcc.doattend.com/

Summer Camp:
Venue: Farmland E.S., Rockville, Md.
http://grad-lab-stem-summer-camp-at-farmland.doattend.com/
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.
http://grad-lab-girls-stem-summer-camp-at-farmland.doattend.com/
Note: registration for our activities at Farmland opens later this week.

Venue: Woodlin E.S., Silver Spring Md.
http://summer-at-woodlin.doattend.com/
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.

Contact

The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!
info@thegreatadventurelab.com

Registration questions: help@thegreatadventurelab.com

(240) 442-1855
www.thegreatadventurelab.com
twitter: @awrobots
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Schedule

April 17, 2013 — 3:10 pm to
May 29, 2013 — 4:10 pm

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Venue

Bethesda ES
7600 Arlington Road
Bethesda, MD
United States

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