Patel, Binal

Hello and welcome to PHS! My name is Miss Patel and I am happy to be your teacher!

 View the course syllabi for the following courses below:

Teacher: Miss Patel

Email: bpatel@pway.org

Telephone: (732) 981-0700 x 4018 Room: 108 Patton Building /C153 (Anthony)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheScienceBean


Remind Codes: Per 1: Text @a7bdkb to 81010 Per 2: Text @etene to 81010 Per 3: Text @4hk7c9 to 81010 Per 4: Text @42dde7 to 81010 Per 6: Text @fk7dh6 to 81010 Freshman Class of 2022: Text @2022up to 81010

Extra Help: When you’re having difficulty with the material, you should come in for extra help. I welcome ALL students who need help. Please see me after class to schedule a time to meet. I am available both before/after school and during homeroom.


Schoology & Remind: https://pway.schoology.com/ We will be using Schoology and Remind as the main source of communication for announcements, assignments, readings, powerpoints, and more. Be sure to stay connected!

RP Course Description:  Environmental Science RP is a full year elective course designed for students in grades 11 or 12. This course is about the natural world and the relationships between organisms in their environment.  We will study everything from ecology and the ecosystem to the Earth’s history and human impact on our planet.

Course Schedule: (order is subject to change)

Marking Period

Topics

1

Introduction to Environmental Science:  Past-Present-Future, Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources

Ecology: Ecosystems, Energy Flow, Biomes, Freshwater Ecosystems, Marine Ecosystems


Population: Trend size and Growth Rate, Biodiversity, Animal Behavior

2

Water, Air, and Land: Water Use & Management, Water Pollution, Air Pollution, Acid Precipitation, Ozone Shield, Global Warming, Feeding the World

3

Energy and Resources: Fossil Fuels, Renewable Energy, Alternative Energy & Conservation


Geosphere: Earth History, Tectonic Plates, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Atmosphere Components,

4

Human Activity and Sustainability: Managing Waste,  Land & Mining Resources

*Be prepared for a very challenging and educationally rewarding experience this year in environmental science!*

Types of Activities in Environmental Science:

  • Labs
  • Group Projects
  • Notes
  • Presentations
  • Videos
  • Discussions
  • Debates
  • Research Projects
  • Journals