Applied Engineering
Tutor: Laura Glassel
Length:Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 4
Description: Explore the world of engineering through hands-on projects. In-class projects will cover the following topics: bridges, small engines, catapults and trebuchets, pneumatic machines, electrical circuits, generators and electrical motors, the electromagnetic spectrum, simple machines, tension, momentum, satellite motion, aerodynamics, and buoyancy.

Distance Learning Option: 

  • This class meets Tuesdays, 3:30 to 4:15 pm on Zoom (each week will also include a virtual lab that students are expected to complete outside of class time)
  • Start date for the fall semester: September 8, 2020
  • Day off for Thanksgiving break: November 24, 2020
  • End date for the fall semester: December 15, 2020
  • Please note that this makes the fall semester a 14-week semester. I will also be offering a spring semester class that will be 16 weeks long so that the entire year comes to 30 weeks.  

Students wishing to attend this class online should register for the class through the online registration form and then contact the tutor by email.

Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held. 

Tutor: Laura Glassel grew up in the New England area, Germany, and Minnesota. She received her associate's degree in Aircraft Maintenance, her bachelor's degree in Missionary Aviation, and her master's degree in Bible Translation from Bob Jones University. As part of her education, she earned both her aircraft mechanic's and pilot's certificates. During her college years, she tutored high school students and learned a lot about teaching techniques and learning. She has been tutoring and teaching junior high and senior high homeschool classes in the Twin Cities since 2008.

Cost:  $210 per semester
: Grades 7-9

Prerequisite: None
Homework: 1-2 hours per week
Text: none   
Supplies: Students should bring a 3-ring binder and paper to class.