The world is complicated and can seem confusing. So many details can bewilder all of us. However, scientific thinking tells us that complicated situations can usually be simplified. Complex things can be understood when seen as systems. Models make them manageable. This is the power of systems science and scientific inquiry.
Systems are simple. They are any object or thing, small & simple or complicated.
Everything can be regarded as a system.
Once a system is defined, it can be simplified by making a model of the system. Modeling makes complex things simple.
The human brain works by searching for patterns in the world. Patterns are best described as systems, and patterns are found throughout nature. Brains have evolved to detect patterns, so using systems analysis to explore nature is a critical approach that can come quite naturally. The brain turns those patterns into simple internal models of the world. Systems and models are the internal languages of the human brain.
The SymmetryLearning method of teaching is simple yet powerful because it uses the Language of Patterns to teach critical thinking skills in a brain-consistent manner. Learning the Language of Patterns begins in the first lesson of the Entry Level Let’s Learn with Science Curriculum.
Below is an introduction to the Tools and Constructs embedded in our neuroscience-based curriculum. You will learn about Systems, Models, the Progression of Inquiry, and the Language of Patterns as you work through the lessons with your child. Prior knowledge and expertise are not needed to be successful.
Systems analysis identifies the: