For Females Only (Sorry Guys)

Hello female students of the Galileo Health Academy.

I know this event is months off, but I have had students participate in it in years past and it was quality, inspiring and by everybody’s account – worth their while. Please read up on this and apply. It is free and worthy of your resume and of your time. Good luck!!!!

Mr. McDowell

Read about it “Click Here.”

Apply for it   “Click Here.”

Galileo Health Academy – Find the Hero in you…

PSA Questions

“Three Question” Assignment

About a week ago you, or someone in your group wrote down three questions and their answers from your PSA research on a Google Doc. These three questions are supposed to be compelling questions that share information about your PSA topic. The answers are not supposed to be obvious. They should teach something about your PSA topic.

The following are examples of a question that are too simple.

What is a depressant?

What is a stimulant?

Everybody knows the answers to these two questions. They are too simple and they do not teach the person being asked the question anything about your PSA topic.


  1. Figure out whom in your group wrote the questions and answers down on a Google Doc. You have the tools to complete this task. You have each others contact information.
    1. Learning objective – communication skills, problem solving, perseverance, following instructions.
  1. Title the doc in the following manner.

The period you have your GHA class followed by the last names of your group members then your topic all separated by commas.

For example: 2, Mcdowell, huang, stress management

A. Learning objective – use of technology, following instructions.

  1. Check to make sure questions are appropriate and the answers are present.
    1. Learning objective – Editing, organization, quality control
  1. Share the document with me before Friday at midnight making sure I have editing privileges. My email is
    1. Learning objectives – Time management.

Note: If nobody in your group did the assignment, it still needs to be done before Thursday midnight.




Volunteer Opportunity at VA Hospital

Fill this link out ASAP if you are interested in volunteering at the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital. This is a unique opportunity. You should be collecting these experiences for knowledge, networking, making your college statement look better, making your resume look better and learning how to take care of people at a high level. Poem of the day “Don’t get left behind, exercise that mind….”

Cardiovascular Prep Assignment for 3/22 2nd period

You will be working in the library today. There is testing going on at the same time so there can be NO TALKING TODAY – NOT EVEN A LITTLE. If you have a question, ask Mr. Phelps our great librarian.

Gladys is out with the flu today. When she returns, you will be starting the cardiovascular system unit. In preparation for this unit we will be doing the following activities.

  1. Watch the “Anatomy and Physiology of the Circulatory System (Heart)” video and take copious notes. I would like to see diagrams in your notes as well. I will give you an open note test on Friday. You must use your earbuds or the headsets provided by the librarian – because there are people taking a test and they need quiet.
  2. Using the handout and the color markers provided draw arrows to indicate the direction of the flow of blood through each of the chambers and through the various arteries and veins. Use one color for oxygenated blood and another color for deoxygenated blood.
  3. When you are done, check your knowledge. Amongst other other things you should know:
    1. The function of the cardiovascular system.
    2. The flow of blood through the cardiovascular system (direction and color).
    3. The difference between arteries and veins
    4. The names of the blood vessels entering and leaving the heart.
    5. The names of the chambers and valves of the heart.
    6. The names of the layers of the heart tissue.
    7. What causes a myocardial infarction (MI).
  4. By the way, you all did an outstanding job in Sacramento and I think we need to come up with an idea to celebrate our success. The good people at the Heart Association said you guys were the best group ever – not just saying that. Thank you for being wonderful caring human beings.  – Mr. McDowell
  5. Please make today as easy as possible for Mr. Phelps our librarian. Push in chairs, put away computers and headsets, thank him, etc. 


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