90 teaching sessions
Your child will take their first step into the world of science with our Entry Level curriculum that teaches the fundamentals of science to learn about properties, patterns, grouping and sorting, and magnetism.
Next, in Level One your child will build on that learning and enter into the world of Mary & Marty as they become pen pals. Level One enhances, expands, and reinforces your child’s science learning experience from Entry Level. “Marty’s Miraculous Monday” is a story that builds the ideas and vocabulary that are the core of critical thinking.
From there, your child will explore the human senses, physical properties of things, plants and animals, and rocks and soil in Level One.
**Combo Discovery Center is 1-2 years of curriculum can be done at your own pace depending upon age
Combo Box (Complete Kit): $699
Combo Box (Entry Level Part 1): $199
Combo Box (Entry Level Part 2): $179
Combo Box (Level 1 Part 1): $199
Combo Box (Level 1 Part 2): $179
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This entry-level curriculum is a story-based program. It serves as the starting point for your child’s journey of scientific inquiry regardless of the child’s age. As this program is the foundation upon which the entire SymmetryScience curriculum is learned, every student begins with Entry. A child as young as 5 can easily begin this Entry Level program; it’s also a starting point to achieve science literacy for older elementary-age children, who may proceed through the curriculum more quickly.
In the Level One curriculum, Mary and Marty become pen pals and learn about the pen pal relationship between Ben Franklin and Polly Stevenson. The primary objective of the Entry Level curriculum was for the early science learner to become familiar with the structure of patterns and appreciate that patterns could be explored systematically. The student was introduced to the ideas and vocabulary of the core critical-thinking language of SymmetryScience, the Language of Patterns.
In Let’s Learn With Science Level One, this introduction is formalized by helping each student learn how to structure an observation using the Language of Patterns as a systems language of science and use a series of graphical organizers. Now, the student will describe their experiences in the natural world by applying their knowledge of basic patterns. The student learns to use properties, grouping, sorting, and patterning as scientific tools to classify things by actively exploring and experimenting with several aspects of their own world: the human senses and the physical properties of things, the properties of plants and animals, and the properties of rocks and soil. These three major topics comprise 31 Activities, each spanning 1-3 teaching sessions.
The Level One Curriculum is currently being offered in a Combined Entry Level & Level One Discovery Center, as many of the activity items in Entry are also used in the Level One program. This combined unit serves as both the starting point for your child’s journey of scientific inquiry and competence (Entry Level) and then, enhances, expands, and reinforces the child’s science learning experience with the Level One curriculum.
Books included in Entry Level + Level One Discovery Center:
A Teacher Prepares: From Brain to Science Literacy
This book provides the background for the SymmetryScienceTM teacher to become comfortable with the Language of Patterns, the Assessment Framework Design Method, the Neurobiology of Education, and the Language of Patterns that underlie the teaching method.
Entry Level Teacher Manual: Exploring My World
The Teacher Manual is organized so that each unit contains overall learning objectives that are consistent with National and State Science Standards and Frameworks.
The 80-page manual contains detailed preparation notes and lesson plans for each lesson in the curriculum. Each Unit covers a series of related topics. The Topic outlines include an overview of the teaching content and background scientific content to enhance your own knowledge. This information is not intended for teaching to students at this level. Still, it is intended to provide you, the teacher, comfort in answering questions the students might pose as they engage in the explorations.
Marty’s Miraculous Monday: The Student Reader
A short, beautifully illustrated book that introduces Mary and Marty to the student. It describes Marty’s one-week journey of discovery. Guided by his new friend Mary, Marty uncovers a new way of seeing the world. He discovers a new awareness of systems and patterns that can be used over a lifetime and applied to any domain of knowledge… Just as Mary befriends and guides Marty on the first Monday in Marty’s Miraculous Monday, so will Mary and Marty guide your children to becoming systems-savvy scientific thinkers.
Teacher Manual Let’s Learn With Science Level One: Describing My World
This 200-page teacher instruction manual contains the curriculum and lesson plans for the Level One program. A complete set of detailed preparation notes and lesson plans are included in the Manual, as well as hints for guiding the student and some of the pitfalls the student may encounter. It outlines the overall learning objectives of the Level One curriculum in three central Units with 31 Activities that contain 58 hands-on teaching sessions. These activities are designed to take 9-18 months to complete–depending on the student’s pace and capacity.
Student Science Journal-Let’s Learn With Science Level One: Describing My World
The Student Science Journal is a portfolio in which the early learner can organize and express their experimental experiences that will contribute to writing in a clear, organized, and concise fashion (scientific expression). This format is intended to help support the student’s developing ability to read and write. In addition, this Journal contains the pen-pal letters that Mary has written to Marty.
Student Science Journal Teacher Answer Key-Let’s Learn With Science Level One: Describing My World
This Journal is an annotated Student Science Journal that provides the instructor with the full text of the Student’s Science Journal. It also provides the answers to all the questions and data for each experimental activity.
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