Earth Science Lab: Become an Astrogeologist

At the Museum
Topic(s) Covered
Astronomy, Geology
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am and 11:15am
Groups of 6-16 students
$70 Per Session
This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 8th
1 hr
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Galaxy in space

Travel the solar system with OMSI educators and compare the geologic features on Earth to our cosmic neighbors. Students investigate planets, moons and meteors through hands-on discovery and small group activities.

This program takes place in the Watershed Lab in the Earth Science Exhibit Hall, and features the Science On a Sphere exhibit. Combine this program with a field trip to the museum.

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

Standards Addressed Structure and Function:
Describe the properties of objects in the solar system. Describe and compare the position of the sun within the solar system, galaxy, and universe.
Interaction and Change:
Compare and contrast the changes in the surface of Earth that are due to slow and rapid processes.
Scientific Inquiry:
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.
Engineering Design:
Give examples of inventions that enable scientists to observe things that are too small or too far away.