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David Powell

classroom welcome 

A little bit about myself! 

I attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana for three years before receiving my Bachelor of Science-Teaching in Biology at Minnesota State University- Mankato. (No, Coach did not coach football there!) I also was part of the athletic training program at both.  I have a Master of Education in Exercise Physiology from THE University of Texas.  This is my sixteenth year as a teacher/athletic trainer at Holmes and considerably more than that in education all together.  I married a Yellow Rose of Texas 29  years ago and have a daughter in the oil and gas industry and a son who is a senior at  ISA.


Earth Space Science

This course is a study of the universe from the bottom of the ocean to the utmost reaches above the earth.  It will include lectures, group work, and exams.  Many of the topics in this course are personal interests of mine and so I am excited to learn more about them and share our learning experiences!

Earth Science Links

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Click on name of area to see a geologic map of area.
Students section of main website containing products, programs, and resources.
Information on the International space station, members, and projects.
Information on what to see in the sky and the research being done at the observatory.
Link on main NASA website with links for students.
National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration
Student Cloud Observations On-Line. International educational project in which students observe clouds and report data to NASA
this is a daily telecast/podcast regarding daily and upcoming astronomy events.

Science Links

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Live online science tutoring
An online science tutorial.
Contains reviews and resources to prepare for the TAKS test as well as information about different science topics.
Museum dedicated to electricity
Tutorials, FAQs, and other chemistry related items!
Balancing chem eqns., dim. analysis, and projectile motion.
homework help, explanations using animations and graphics. Very helpful
Why take physics? Why is physics the neglected science?
Math and English standardized test preparation course
Used for study on Math and Science AP exams
Good tutorial on physics topics and concepts with practice exam questions.
PBS: Scientific American New Frontiers. A look at athletics from a scientific perspective.
An interactive journey through modern physics! Have fun learning visually and conceptually about 20th Century science and high-tech devices.
designed to help students learn introductory level, Algebra & Trig based, Physics.
interactive physics

College/Career Links

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Information on registration and results for the SAT. Information on colleges can also be obtained here.
A select group of 40 colleges that have been determined to have the most impact on their students.
There is where I received my college education!!!! Go Little Giants!
I received my Bachelor's in Science Teaching and my coursework for Athletic Training here. GO Mavericks!
I received my Master's in Education from here. Hook 'Em Horns!

Sports Medicine Links

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Website sponsored by National Institute of Health and US National Library of Medicine
National Ath. Trainers Assoc.
Southwest Ath. Trainers Assoc.
This is a list of links including health science careers, health care link, libraries, and professional organizations.
Tx State Ath. Trainers Association
Alamo Area Athletic Trainers Association
A variation on the Food Pyramid

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Contact Information

Office phone:   397-7044



7:45 AM - 8:40 Athletic Treatments/Academic Tutoring

8:40-9:38    Athletics

9:44-10:39   Earth Space Science

10:45-11:33  Earth Space Science

11:39-12:27  Athletics

12:33-1:21    Athletics 

1:27-2:15     Lunch

2:21-3:11     Conference

3:17- 4:05    Athletics

After school: Athletic Practices and/or Games 


I enjoy reading biographies and history outside of  my professional reading for athletic training and education. Currently, I am reading Walden by Thoreau and The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer. This summer I read The Histroy of Astronomy and am beginning God and the Astronomers by Isaac Asimov.   I also enjoy John Grisham and Jeffrey Deaver (The Lincoln Rhyme series).  Growing up I enjoyed the Landmark Series of books (biographies).

Ask me about other books I have enjoyed.