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Grades 3 to 5 

Important: this transaction will appear on your credit card as PAYPAL *ADVENTURESW or PAYPAL *AWROBOTS or PAYPAL *ROBOTS

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. If you’d like your kids to have a little more exposure to logic first, try our Robo Challenge class.


Electronics class format

NOTE: This class is limited to TEN students led by TWO of our instructors (instead of one instructor and one aide) and is priced accordingly. We are not accepting parent aides for this class.

  • Taught by two engineers or one engineer and another science graduate.
  • Max: 10 students.
  • Student-instructor ratio: 5:1.
  • SEVEN weekly meetings
  • Thursdays 3:15PM  January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • after school tuition $120 per student
  • Materials fee: $25


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!


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


January 17, 2013 — 3:15 pm to
February 28, 2013 — 4:15 pm

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Wood Acres ES
5800 Cromwell Drive
Bethesda, MD
United States