Deborah Guy

I am a lifelong student who loves learning, and who loves to teach even more. My path through college included pre-veterinary studies, a brief encounter with engineering which took me through calculus 2, then on to liberal arts with a focus in psychology and Spanish for my B.S. in Liberal Arts from UF. My next turn took me into the dental hygiene program, earning an A.S. degree. I later entered graduate school (also at UF: Go Gators!) in entomology & nematology, until my first son was born. I always say that I haven't been bored a day since! Although I practiced in the field of dentistry for 27 years as a "career", I will never stop learning. After 13 years of homeschooling my 3 children, I fell in love with teaching just about anything, but my greatest passion is teaching my students, as I did my children, to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Applied Engineering

Recommended: Grade 6-10

Course Description:

Class Day: Monday 12:30 P.M. - 2:25 P.M.

** We will take a break between hours since this is a 2-hour class:) **


An Amazing Exploration of God’s Design!

Scientists are exploring, analyzing, and applying aspects of God’s incredible design in nature to create cutting-edge breakthroughs! Applied Engineering: Studies of God’s Design in Nature takes your junior high student on an exploration of the fascinating field of bio-mimicry as students:

  • Discover how innovations like solar panels in space unfurled using technology gleaned from beech tree leaves

  • Learn how the glow of a cat’s eyes innovates road reflectors

  • Explore the naturally sticky inspirations for Velcro

  • and so much more!

Engaging, Applied Learning

In Applied Engineering, students will explore the field of bio-mimicry through the pages of Discovery of Design, Made in Heaven, and Men of Science, Men of God as they discover the intricacies of God’s design in nature, learn how that design has inspired scientific innovations, and encounter amazing scientists!

As students read Made in Heaven, they’ll also explore God’s design through hands-on activities as they:

  • Discover how the orientation of material determines a structures overall strength

  • Explore light waves

  • Observe the limitations of man-made camera lenses compared to the human eye

  • Investigate the complexity of the human brain

Discovery of Design

An exciting look at cutting-edge scientific advances, Discovery of Design highlights incredible examples that include:

  • How things like batteries, human organ repair, microlenses, automotive engineering, paint, and even credit card security all have links to natural designs

  • How optic research is rooted in the photonic properties of opal gemstones

  • Current and future research from the fields of stealth technology, communications, cosmetics, nanotechnology, surveillance, and more!

Made in Heaven

Through beautiful illustrations and engaging text, students will discover how science frequently mimics God’s design—all while refusing to give Him glory! Students will discover how a fly’s ear, the lizard’s foot, the moth’s eye, and so many other natural examples are inspiring improvements and new technologies in our lives!

Men of Science, Men of God

In Men of Science, Men of God, Dr. Henry Morris presents 101 biographies which include Christian testimonies of scientists who believed in the Bible and in a personal Creator God . . . scientists who were pioneers and “founding fathers” of modern scientific disciplines.

Required Texts:

https://www.masterbooks.com/applied-engineering-studies-of-gods-design-in-nature-curriculum-pack

  1. Applied Engineering: Studies of God's Design in Nature (ISBN13 9781683442042)*

*Teacher's Guide is part of the curriculum pack because each student must have their own copy: it includes all worksheets, quizzes, and tests.

Materials Fee: $35 Due at first class by check made payable to Deborah Guy

Tuition: $60/month for 9 months