Teacher Workshop: The Science and Economics of Concrete

Written by Alyssa Burley.


On Saturday, May 7, 2016, elementary and middle school teachers gathered at the San Diego County Office of Education in Linda Vista for Project Cornerstone's Teacher Workshop: The Science and Economics of Concrete.

The teachers learned about construction aggregates (i.e., sand, gravel and crushed stone), how the ancient Romans transformed concrete into a revolutionary building material, the economics of trade, and the science behind concrete.

Teachers participated in several activities that they can implement in their classrooms. 


Thanks to the generous support of the workshop sponsors, each teacher was given supplies to help them implement the activities in their classrooms.  Each teacher received:

  • Lunch
  • Sieve Analysis Starter Kit
  • Science of Concrete Kit
  • Access to online background materials
  • Sample history and economic-related activities

Photos by Alyssa Burley.