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STEM: Automotive Technology Basics - How Traditional Cars Work

Comprehensive course into traditional vehicles, exploring how the major components work individually and together.
David Salch
3154 total reviews for this teacher
256 reviews for this class
Completed by 1511 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 10 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

The goal of this class is basic understanding of the components and how they work together to make a functioning vehicle. This sets the foundation for self reliance in automotive use and repair, or even perhaps a career in the automotive world. 
Early on in life I became fascinated by cars and the technology that makes them work. As a teenager I was tasked with maintaining the family business fleet of cars and trucks, which included diesels. I was rebuilding diesel injection pumps and tuning engines back in high school. This work/hobby has stayed with me through the decades as I maintained the understanding of the evolving technologies until today I maintain all my own farm equipment on my small farm. 

Couple the experience of how to do things with the deep understanding of how and why they work, and then add a unique ability to explain things in a easy to grasp way, and that describes this class.
Each Week the student will have a project to complete using their own vehicle, usually locating and describing the parts discussed in class, even bringing back pictures. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


David Salch
Lives in the United States
Build the foundation - understanding the practical side of life
3154 total reviews
2123 completed classes

About Me

Learning facts and skills is definitely important, but an often missed but critical piece of education is understanding the foundation. Without a proper understanding of the underlying principles of "how something works," the collection of facts... 
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