Guillermo and Jessica Gow-Lee saw how their children gained an interest in the sciences as they taught them about God’s creation. Beyond their home, the Gow-Lee’s shared their skills with many in need in Peru and beyond. Now, back at home in Battle Ground, WA, the Gow-Lee’s partnered with Highest Education to bring knowledge and passion for the sciences.
building teamwork with medical students
many lives touched through the years
We met at the Gow-Lee’s residence for the science learning day. The indoor set-up was a change of scenery from our recent outdoor adventures. The room was large and held all family units present comfortably. The Gow-Lee’s are a good example of people sharing their resources to build up the Kingdom of God.
Using tangible illustrations such as a machine, a river, and a water pump, Dr. Gow-Lee explained how the heart operates in the human body. He also used legumes to explain what is in blood. These object lessons were effective in helping students and their parents clearly understand the complex nature of the heart organ. Thank you, Gow-Lee’s, for taking the time to simplify this difficult subject!
using legumes to illustrate what is in blood.
fun facts about the heart
The machine in our bones called bone marrow.
The “highway” that stretches for more than 60,000 miles in your body is the circulatory system.
The heart is responsible to send blood to all our body and to our brain so we can think. It also sends it to itself so it can keep pumping. Blood also goes to our lungs to dump Carbon Dioxide and pickup Oxygen (Fresh Air). Blood also flows to our stomach so we can take up the nutrients of good food, and to our kidneys so waste products can be excreted. Finally, it goes to our bones, muscles, skin, eyes, and every other bodily “machine” or organ.
We have 1 ¼ -1 ½ gallons (24 Cups) of blood in our body.
Blood is approximately 10% of an adult’s weight.
The machine in Our Bone Marrow makes 500 Trillions of blood cells every day.
Blood can not be manufactured.
It pumps 5 quarts of blood every minute.
It beats 100,000 times per day, and 35 million beats per year.
Each red blood cell lives only about four months (during which time it makes about 250,000 trips through the body). When the red blood cell dies, and is replaced by new red blood cell. This process goes on rapidly!
Every second about 8 million red blood cells die, and the same number are born every second.
Some of us had our blood type tested.
1 John 1:7
The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
because of our science learning day, The following lyrics now have more meaning. "What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. O precious is the flow that makes me white as snow; no other fount I know; nothing but the blood of Jesus."Robert Lowry (1876)
"my life is saved by a blood donor. That donor's name is Jesus Christ."
Have you experienced salvation through Christ for the redemption of your sins? This science learning day gives us another opportunity to be saved through the sacrifice of Christ. Will you accept His salvation?