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ART

Seventh grade art is an introductory course to the elements of art, principles of design, different media, and aesthetics. Students will be working on developing and exploring problem-solving skills. The main movements and ideas that will be covered are perspective, color theory, measurements, proportions, gridding, Pop Art, and Realism. Students will create both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork.

COMPUTERS

Seventh grade computers will focus on basic computer skills and responsible computer use. Students will develop a basic understanding of Internet safety, ethical computer use, keyboarding, opening and closing software files, and accessing and saving to the school server. The course will cover basic and intermediate skills and shortcuts using, but not limited to 16 Microsoft Office Suite. Students will be required to create at least one presentation and present it to their peers.

FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE

Family Consumer Science class covers the areas such as Clothing and Textiles, Foods and Nutrition, Housing, Human Development, and Interpersonal and Family Relationships. This class assists students in understanding themselves, their role in today’s society, nature of caring for home and family, as well as, home economic related careers.

ROBOTICS

This is a beginning course in robotics. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. This course will involve students in the development, building and programming of a LEGO robot, introduced to freestyle design, CAD programing, as well as, 3D printing. Students will work hands-on individually and as teams to design, build, program and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences, propulsion systems and binary number systems.