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7TH GRADE PRE-AP SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

In STEM SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, students investigate and explore the NATURAL WORLD through Inquiry, Scientific Research, and Experimental Design Processes. They seek to understand and improve upon the DESIGNED WORLD through Creative Innovation and Engineering Design Processes. Through individual focus and team collaboration, you will have rich opportunities to develop productive and insightful ways of thinking, researching, exploring, explaining, and improving your world. You will develop a variety of Process Skills, an abundance of Content Knowledge and an appreciation for the Power of Systems Analysis and Design Thinking, while exploring science phenomena and engineering challenges related to these cross-cutting concepts:

• Cause & Effect  • Structure/Function  • Scale/Proportion/Quantity

• Stability/Change  •  Patterns   • Systems/Order/Organization

• Energy/Matter  • Evidence/Models/Explanations

As we embark upon this journey of inquiry, exploration, discovery, and innovation, my hope is that you will become inspired, self-directed, 21st Century Learners, striving to contribute to a better future, through the understanding and advancement of Science and Engineering.



Welcome to STEM 7th Grade GT English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)! Throughout this course you will use critical thinking and analytical skills to read, write, speak, and create. Annotation of reading selections, identification of author's purpose, and analysis of literary devices will accompany your daily experience and enhance your learning curve. To increase your word power, vocabulary instruction and extension will provide you with many opportunities to expand your internal word bank. Couple reading and vocabulary together, and you will trek through the land of sentence development and composition construction. 

Welcome to STEM 7th Grade Pre-Ap English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)! Throughout this course you will use critical thinking and analytical skills to read, write, speak, and create. Annotation of reading selections, identification of author's purpose, and analysis of literary devices will accompany your daily experience and enhance your learning curve. To increase your word power, vocabulary instruction and extension will provide you with many opportunities to expand your internal word bank. Couple reading and vocabulary together, and you will trek through the land of sentence development and composition construction. By the end of the course, you will be 8th Grade Honors ready!