2017 Daily D.C./ Md. STEM Summer Camp Schedule for Grades 2-6
The Great Adventure Lab
D.C. / Maryland’s best science summer camps!
Daily Camp Schedule for Grades 2-3 and 4-6. See links below for activity descriptions.
Optional Before Care, 8-9 am
9-9:15 – Welcome
9:15-10:30 – Lego Robotics ( Lego Robotics, Robo Challenge, Mindstorms)
10:30-10:45 – Break
10:45 – Noon -Invention Lab
Lunch – Noon -12:30
12:30-1:45pm 3D Printing (grades 4-6), Video Game Programming (grades 2-3 or 4-6)
1:45-2pm – Break
2pm-3:15pm – Out of This World Engineering and Electronics
Optional After Care 3:15 to 5:30pm
Children will be assigned to groups based on age, experience, preference and space! Projects will be geared to each group’s age and ability.
Click on any class below for its description!
Children will build and program robots using Lego Education’s award-winning WeDo robotics and programming software. Depending on their prior experience students will either follow step-by-step on-screen instructions to build their robots, and then build a suggested program to get their robots working, while those who are ready to build more on their own will be given a programming and building challenge, (including an all new, remote control robot!) set by our instructors. For our older, more advanced campers we have Lego Mindstorms. (rising grades 2-6)
ALL NEW, fantastic projects involving physics, chemistry, and electronics.
We’ve found a great way to get kids hooked on programming: Scratch, the super-simple drag-and-drop multimedia programming language designed by MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten Project. Students will learn how to design and animate their own characters, or move forward and design more complex games. Either way, they’ll develop skills they can easily port to other programming environments. Students will be grouped by age and ability. (for rising grades 2-6).
Campers will sketch their ideas and then use our computers and software to render them into their very own 3D, printable designs. Each child will take home a USB drive with their own printable designs, which they can print outside of class; and a 3D printed figure. The ability to make ideas come into real-life objects is sure to thrill every camper, but beware: they may come home asking for a 3D printer of their own! (rising grades 4-6).
All new projects for 2017. Past projects have included mini-hot air balloons, wind tunnels and solar-powered derbies.