Saturday Academy for Middle Schoolers

Theme: Cardiovascular Education and Health Careers

Recap on last month?s workshop with a Take-home Project - 30 minutes

  • Go over what a good breakfast and dinner would be- ask students what they like to eat and list on whiteboard
  • Have each student go over what they will eat next Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Student panel representing WesternU's 10 colleges to talk about different health careers - 50 minutes

  • Each will summarize and give pros and cons to each career, as well as length of education for each
  • Talk about each person's role in the healthcare system

Presentation on the cardiovascular system and heart mechanics, using cow hearts as models - 40 minutes

  • Presented by student volunteers
  • Brief overview of common CV problems & how they occur

4-8 volunteers needed