The faculty and students of the Department of Geological Sciences actively supports teachers and science teaching in elementary, middle and high school. Our expertise is in environmental areas including:
Graduate Student Marck Maroun introducing rocks to Mrs. McGrael's 6th grade class at Carlton Oaks School in Santee
Rinaldo Dorman running the deep water wave tank in the RP Oceans Lab for a visiting school group
Visits to SDSU
Group visits to SDSU are welcome to labs with demonstrations and experiments. One example is the R/P Ocean lab land cruse that includes making waves in tanks and seeing ofthe effect of the Earth's rotation (please see http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/classes/oc320/ for some lab images). Geology Park at SDSU contains a special collection of modern plants with ancestors dating back to the time of dinosaurs (http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/facilities/geopark/). Another example is the very successful and sought-after Show-Me-Geology program for elementary school students (please see http://www.showmegeology.org/ for description).
Teacher's Rock Collection
Teacher's basic rock collections are available for school teachers teaching any aspect of Geology.
The collection consists of 16-20 hand-sized rocks representing the basic range of rocks included
in most text books. The rocks are labeled and a brief description accompanies the collection.
Please contact Dr. Dorman at the address a the bottom of this page to request a collection.
5500 Campanile Dr • 237 Geology Mathematics and Computer Science Building • San Diego • CA 92182-1020 • (619) 594-5586
If you need assistance, contact Geological Sciences at 619-594-5586, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on campus GMCS-237. Our office hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday