The seventh grade curriculum plays tribute to the emotional and physical changes going on in students' lives. The Coming-of-Age Trip, an additional trip to Glen Brook, strives to aid burgeoning adolescents in this time of turbulence and uncertainty. As they continue their questioning in the classroom, students are anchored in the firm objectivity of the physical world. The seventh grade class trip to Glen Brook is combined with the physics main lesson seminar to teach mechanics with real life applications. Students are introduced to the idea of the incline plane, the lever, the mathematical law of the lever, and their many derivatives. But nothing beats firsthand experience and there are plenty of opportunities provided at Glen Brook. Students poke and prod, heave and hoist as they expand their knowledge of simple machines.