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.
Books that will be included in your Level One Discovery Center:
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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