School & Group Catalog

School of Rocks

At Your School
Type & Format
1 hr
Grade Level
Earth + Space

Two hours minimum booking
Travel fees may apply*

Young geologists discover the amazing and sometimes surprising properties of the rocks beneath our feet. They will use careful analysis to identify a set of mystery minerals, then find out firsthand how minerals move through the rock cycle. Topics include rock classification, rock cycle and mineral identification.

Experience an adventure in science without leaving the classroom. These programs include a general introduction to a science topic and hands-on, interactive activities.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or



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Travel Fees

If you are located less than 40 miles from OMSI, there are no travel fees.
If you are located more than 40 miles from OMSI, travel fees are charged as follows:
• By scheduling a program when we’re in your area (per map), each school pays $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost. No mileage is charged.
• If we make a special trip to your school (when we’re not scheduled to be in your area per map), each school is charged 55¢ per round-trip mile (subject to federal rate changes) and $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost.
• Visits to areas beyond the boundaries of the map are available by request and travel fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.


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Standards Addressed

Structure and Function:
4.1L.1 - Compare and contrast characteristics of fossils and living organisms.
4.1E.1 - Identify properties, uses, and availability of Earth materials.
6.1P.1 - Describe physical and chemical properties of matter and how they can be measured.

Interaction and Change:
4.2P.1 - Describe physical changes in matter and explain how they occur.
4.2E.1 - Compare and contrast the changes in the surface of Earth that are due to slow and rapid processes.

Scientific Inquiry:
3.3S.2 - Use the data collected from a scientific investigation to explain the results and draw conclusions.
4.3S.2 - Summarize the results from a scientific investigation and use the results to respond to the question being tested.
5.3S.2 - Identify patterns in data that support a reasonable explanation for the results of an investigation or experiment and communicate findings using graphs, charts, maps, models, and oral and written reports.