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Rachel Gallagher



Contact Me
Advanced Geoscience Teacher
Earth Systems Teacher
Environmental Science Teacher
Envirothon Team 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!

College Preparatory Environmental Science
Environmental Science is designed to increase your awareness of a variety of rapidly spreading environmental problems. In addition to an overview of the science of ecology, you will study problems of ecological disruptions; growth of human populations; energy and resources; nuclear power; pesticides; food supplies and air, water, solid waste and noise pollution. The text integrates the various social, economic, technical, and political issues involved with those problems.