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Parkland Magnet Middle School

  Partnership Enrichment Program


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Lego Robotics: Mindstorms 2 

(prerequisite: Mindstorms 1)

YES: activity bus available


Tuesdays 3:00-4:20pm

Meets: Jan 14, 21, 27, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25


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.


Tuition: $185.



Video Game Programming B

YES: activity bus available

Wednesdays 3:00-4:20pm

Meets Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24



No pre-requisite: One instructor will help previous students can move on to more complex programming tasks while our other instructor helps new students master the basics.

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.


Tuition: $175 plus $5 supply fee.



3D Design

YES: activity bus available


Thursdays 3:00-4:20pm

Meets: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23



No pre-requisite: One instructor will help previous students can move on to more complex programming tasks while our other instructor helps new students master the basics.

Using 3-D software, we'll learn and refine skills to turn 2-d concepts into 3-D objects. Learning to use tools including extrusion, mirroring, sweep ... will help prepare students for geometry!

Students will save their designs to print outside of class. We'll also bring our own printer to class to print some of our smaller objects.


Areas of Exploration:  3-D Spatial Visualization, Geometry


Tuition: $185.



Invention Lab


We're running two separate sections of this class, one on Mondays, one on Fridays. You can choose either Mondays or Fridays, or with advance notice, switch which day to meet your schedule.


NO activity bus available on Mon or Fri


Mondays Jan 11, Feb 1, 7, 22, 29, Mar 7, 14

OR Fridays: Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, Mar 4

Each week we’ll experiment we’ll design and build different projects, including cars, rockets and more!

 Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Electronics, and Physics



Tuition: $155 + $20 supply fee.



Save by signing up for multiple classes,

offer expires Dec. 18, 2015.


Choose 2-5 days a week, switch as needed.

Payment due 1st day of each month.


Note: Program runs on every full school day at Parkland. Program does NOT run on school holidays, half days or snow days.

Daily Schedule:

3:00-3:30pm - Snack (not provided)/Brain Break

3:30-5:30pm - Hands-on-Project, Brain Break, Hands-on-Project

5:30-6:00pm - Free Build,  Homework help, or use media center computers for homework


Engineering & Invention Lab: bridges, electronics, Rube Goldberg, more!


Robotics: Robo Challenge with Legos, Mindstorms, Makebot


Programming: Video Game Programming, Javascript


Math: Math Clinic & Math Kangaroo!


Engineering & Invention Lab: Water rockets, Rube Goldberg, Solar projects, more!


Choose from three plans

Plan 1

Plan 2

Plan 3

Days per week - you choose which days, change as needed

up to 2 days/wk

up to 3 days/wk

up to 5 days/ wk

Monthly price when you sign up for 2015-2016 School Year




Monthly price when you sign up for one month (if space is avlbl)







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


January 11, 2016 — 3:00 pm to
March 14, 2016 — 4:20 pm

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