Mrs. Appel

Phone: 651-293-8880


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Appel

I have been teaching science at Farnsworth since 2012, and I started teaching engineering and aerospace classes in 2013.

I received a Bachelors in Science (Biology) in 2009 and a Masters in Education in 2013, both from the University of Minnesota. Although I attended college in Minnesota, I grew up in Wisconsin, just north of Milwaukee.

My husband and I have lived in Saint Paul since 2011, and we enjoy the city very much. Our daughter Esther was born on July 15, 2016, and we are enjoying our time with her! When I'm not in the classroom over the summer, I enjoy riding my bike, going on walks, working outside in the yard, doing various house projects, going camping, and eating tasty food at the Minnesota State Fair!

5th Grade Science

5th grade students learn how to perform experiments and collect data, how organisms survive in their environments, how forces affect motion, how erosion and weathering affect and change the Earth, and how humans mine, refine, and use renewable and nonrenewable resources.

Students also participate in the annual Science Fair. Look for more details about this during the school year.

Aerospace II

6th grade students learn about the history of rockets and the space program, and they will create solutions to aerospace-themed engineering design challenges. These challenges reinforce the skills of data collection, making conclusions through the use of claims and evidence, and problem-solving as they work through the engineering design process. Students will be engaged in activities, projects, and lessons that will help them better understand engineering, our space program, and space flight.