Middle School Grade 7 Courses Description

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  • The content areas below is a listing of all courses offered at the grade 7 level for the 2019/20 school year. Parents and students may use the course catalog from CPALMS.org to make informed decisions for course selections.

  • Science

    Seventh-grade students will engage in laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem-solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures. Students should have multiple opportunities every week to explore science laboratory investigations (labs).

    Throughout the year, your child will:

    • learn about Nature of science, cell theory, organization and classification of organisms, body systems, heredity, sexual/asexual reproduction, food webs, symbiotic relationships, photosynthesis, Law of Conservation of Mass
    • understand measurement error;
    • have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting
    • develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations.

    For additional information regarding the Grade 7 Science courses, please visit the course description and course directory at CPALMS.org

  • Mathematics

    Seventh-grade students will engage in developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships; understand operations with rational numbers and work with expressions and linear equations; solve problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, work with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and draw inferences about populations based on samples.

    Throughout the year, your child will:

    • extend their understanding of ratios and develop an understanding of proportionality to solve single- and multi-step problems. 
    • solve problems about scale drawings by relating corresponding lengths between the objects or by using the fact that relationships of lengths within an object are preserved in similar objects
    • develop a unified understanding of number, recognizing fractions, decimals (that have a finite or a repeating decimal representation), and percents as different representations of rational numbers. 
    • build on their previous work with single data distributions to compare two data distributions and address questions about the difference between populations. 

    For additional information regarding the Grade 7 Mathematics courses, please visit the course description and course directory at CPALMS.org

  • Social Studies

    Seventh-grade students will engage with the principles, functions, and organization of government; the origins of the American political system; the roles, rights, responsibilities of United States citizens; and methods of active participation in our political system.

    Throughout the year, your child will:

    • interpret and create representations of historical events and concepts using mathematical tables, charts, and graphs.
    • learn content and strategies to prepare for the end of course exam.
    • analyze real-world current events
    • practice listening, reading, and speaking on political topics of interest.
    • Create arguments backed with evidence in order to coherently discuss political issues of the day.

    For additional information regarding the Grade 7 Social Studies courses, please visit the course description and course directory at CPALMS.org

  • English Language Arts

    Seventh-grade students will engage using texts of appropriate complexity. Grade 7 English Language Arts integrates language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.

    Throughout the year, your child will:

    • active reading of varied texts for what they say explicitly, as well as the logical inferences that can be drawn
    • analyze literature and informational texts from varied literary periods to examine:
      • text craft and structure
      • elements of literature
      • arguments and claims supported by textual evidence
      • power and impact of language
      • influence of history, culture, and setting on language
      • personal critical and aesthetic response
    • write for varied purposes

    For additional information regarding the Grade 7 English Language Arts courses, please visit the course description and course directory at CPALMS.org