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Rachel Gallagher



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Advanced Geoscience Teacher
Earth Systems Teacher
Physics Teacher
Envirothon Team Advisor
Class of 2019 Advisor
rgallagher@pvsd.org
610-489-1230 x2205


My Classes

Advanced Geoscience
Advanced Geoscience is a dual enrollment course taught in partnership with West Chester University. Taught at the high school, this college level course takes an in-depth look at earth science concepts through inquiry-based investigations and career-oriented study. Students will explore Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Rocks and Minerals, Geologic Time, Soils, Surface and Groundwater, Glaciers, Deserts and Wind, Shorelines, Global Climate Change, and Planetary Geology.

Earth Systems Science
Earth Systems Science is a study of the world around you! Topics include Astronomy, Ecology, Geology, Meteorology, and Oceanography. This course will use hands-on experimentation, activities, and direct instruction to learn the 'how' and 'why', not just the 'what' of science. Earth Science is relevant in your everyday life!

Physics
Preparatory physics is a course in which the student studies matter and energy and their interrelationships. Topics include measurement, motion, forces, vectors, astronomy and gravitation, waves, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism. Emphasis is on the theory and its application to everyday phenomena. Formulas and graphs are used to explore relationships.