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Mater Dei Catholic High School

All Greater Good supports Mater Dei Catholic High School Science Academy’s Visiting Scientist Program. Located in Chula Vista, CA, Mater Dei’s program recruits scientists and engineers, each representing a unique entre into the world of science and engineering, who visit Mater Dei or host guest lectures regarding their specific expertise, inspiring students to explore opportunities in the scientific and engineering communities.

We invite you to visit Mater Dei’s website by clicking here to learn more about the school and its programs.


Sycamore Ridge Elementary School


All Greater Good supports science and engineering at Sycamore Ridge Elementary School located in San Diego, CA. In February 2009, The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Genesis Project Manager, Don Sweetnam, and All Greater Good’s Dr. Katja Van Herle and Jacinta Behne, gave science and engineering presentations to second and fourth-grade students.

The presentations focused on learning about our solar system, its planets, stars, the Earth, its Sun and moon, comets, and asteroids. The students got an up-close chance to see moon rocks, a meteorite, aerogel used to collect comet samples, and samples of solar wind from our sun. The content of the presentations were specifically how the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sends robotic spacecraft to our solar system to learn more about it, and sometimes, brings materials back to Earth so that we can learn more about the world around us, beyond Earth.

The lecture was aligned to science standards for grades 3-5, meeting Standard 3, “Understands the composition and structure of the universe and the Earth’s place in it,” as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning’s (McREL) Compendium of Standards. Read the standards online here.

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