In Grade 7 students will study the following topics: Composition of matter, including atomic structure , physical, and chemical changes of matter, and how to express these changes scientifically using balanced equations. Introduction to Chemistry, acids and bases, and thermal energy. Physical Science uses many math concepts introduced in math class. Students are encouraged to use their calculators and learn how to use lab equipment while performing experiments. Students must come prepared to class with their notebook, textbook, school planner, and assignment.