Full Circle Science by Jen Seron

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Full Circle Science is an interdisciplinary curriculum that is intended to give young people a strong science background, the ability to utilize the scientific framework in everyday life, and an opportunity for hands-on experiences that will cultivate individual interests, skills, and talents in all fields. Children and teens will learn to observe, appreciate, and personally connect to the natural world. The curriculum promotes lifelong learning within a respectful, positive, inclusive environment.

Jen Seron, an experienced teacher, developed the Full Circle Science curriculum as a result of teachers asking for great, easy-to-teach science lessons, as well as relief from time-consuming record keeping. The curriculum is truly interdisciplinary, encompassing all areas of science, including chemistry, physics, life, earth, and space science; it also makes connections with other subjects, such as technology, engineering, math, language arts, social studies, the arts, physical education, social-emotional development, and more.

The lessons proceed step by step for the instructor so that even parents without a science background can conduct meaningful, fun, and relevant learning experiences. There are alignment checklists for each lesson so that instructors can quickly and easily document compliance with federal and state standards. The arts elements include book lists and recommendations for songs and games that children can play to help solidify their learning. There are also portraits of significant people who have contributed to science from Middle Eastern and Asian countries, as well as from the West. 

From her experiences teaching in the New York City public schools under the current state and national educational standards, Jen Seron realized how necessary her curriculum was. For about five years, she was involved in educational outreach and advocacy with AGATE (Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education) at the New York state level as the legislative co-chair. Through her advocacy, she learned "how children, families, teachers, and districts were suffering within the current educational paradigm. The Full Circle Science curriculum exists because all children deserve to optimize and actualize their potential through education."

The series includes some stand-alone books on special topics that Jen Seron has developed as a result of requests from young people, parents, and teachers.

Full Circle Science differs from other science curricula in that it combines science and nature with other subjects and areas of life, along with each person's unique experience of the phenomenological world, as the basis to optimize each individual's talents within a collaborative community. 

Jen Seron says: "No other science curriculum uses the phenomenological world and scientific framework as the basis for developing the cross-curricular and unique interests, skills, and talents of diverse individuals in every demographic, while also meeting or exceeding state and federal standards, including the Common Core. Full Circle Science embeds an interest-based alternative learning framework within the currently failing one-size-fits-all educational paradigm."

Jen Seron is a homeschooling parent and experienced teacher who lives in New York City. She has worked across all sectors and has a diverse educational background that includes a research-based MS in plant sciences (horticulture), where she specialized in ecophysiology; a study in climate change on rice for the Environmental Protection Agency; a BA in philosophy; and an MFA in visual communication (illustration) from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Full Circle Science is an interdisciplinary curriculum that is intended to give young people a strong science background, the ability to utilize the scientific framework in everyday life, and an opportunity for hands-on experiences that will cultivate individual interests, skills, and talents in all fields. Children and teens will learn to observe, appreciate, and personally connect to the natural world. The curriculum promotes lifelong learning within a respectful, positive, inclusive environment.

Jen Seron, an experienced teacher, developed the Full Circle Science curriculum as a result of teachers asking for great, easy-to-teach science lessons, as well as relief from time-consuming record keeping. The curriculum is truly interdisciplinary, encompassing all areas of science, including chemistry, physics, life, earth, and space science; it also makes connections with other subjects, such as technology, engineering, math, language arts, social studies, the arts, physical education, social-emotional development, and more.

The lessons proceed step by step for the instructor so that even teachers without a science background can conduct meaningful, fun, and relevant learning experiences. There are alignment checklists for each lesson so that instructors can quickly and easily document compliance with federal and state standards. The arts elements include book lists and recommendations for songs and games that the students can play to help solidify their learning. There are also portraits of significant people who have contributed to science from Middle Eastern and Asian countries, as well as from the West. 

From her experiences teaching in the New York City public schools under the current state and national educational standards, Jen Seron realized how necessary her curriculum was. For about five years, she was involved in educational outreach and advocacy with AGATE (Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education) at the New York state level as the legislative co-chair. Through her advocacy, she learned "how children, families, teachers, and districts were suffering within the current educational paradigm. The Full Circle Science curriculum exists because all children deserve to optimize and actualize their potential through education."

The series includes some stand-alone books on special topics that Jen Seron has developed as a result of requests from young people, parents, and teachers.

Full Circle Science differs from other science curricula in that it combines science and nature with other subjects and areas of life, along with each person's unique experience of the phenomenological world, as the basis to optimize each individual's talents within a collaborative community. 

Jen Seron says: "No other science curriculum uses the phenomenological world and scientific framework as the basis for developing the cross-curricular and unique interests, skills, and talents of diverse individuals in every demographic, while also meeting or exceeding state and federal standards, including the Common Core. Full Circle Science embeds an interest-based alternative learning framework within the currently failing one-size-fits-all educational paradigm."

Jen Seron is a homeschooling parent and experienced teacher who lives in New York City. She has worked across all sectors and has a diverse educational background that includes a research-based MS in plant sciences (horticulture), where she specialized in ecophysiology; a study in climate change on rice for the Environmental Protection Agency; a BA in philosophy; and an MFA in visual communication (illustration) from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

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Science and Me: Level 1, Book 1, Student Book

Author: Seron, Jen

Subjects: Science

Age: 4, 5, 6

Grade: Pre-K, K, 1, 2

ISBN: 978-0-88092-929-5

Order code: 9295

Price: $15.00

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Science can be fun for everyone! This book, written especially for preschoolers, provides young children, early readers, and the young-at-heart with an introduction to science, as well as to some of the skills used by scientists, including reading, math, observation, data collection, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, reflection, and creativity. Its 84 colorful pages are packed with challenges, questions, activities, and insights to ponder. A significant feature of the book is that it introduces children to the ways in which science relates to their lives.

Science can be fun for everyone! This book, written especially for preschoolers, provides young children with an introduction to science, as well as to some of the skills used by scientists, including reading, math, observation, data collection, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, reflection, and creativity. Its 84 colorful pages are packed with challenges, questions, activities, and insights to ponder. A significant feature of the book is that it introduces children to the ways in which science relates to their lives.

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Science and Me: Level 1, Book 1, Miniature Student Book

Author: Seron, Jen

Age: 4, 5, 6

Grade: Pre-K, K, 1

Order code: 9295M

Price: $7.50

Class sets: 10 or more: $5.00 each.
Order code: 9295MS

Science and Me: Level 1, Book 1, Miniature Student Book Cover

This small book is the same as the regular student book except that it measures 4" by 4 1/4"—the perfect size for children to take with them as they explore the natural world.

This small book is the same as the regular student book except that it measures 4" by 4 1/4"—the perfect size for children to take with them as they explore the natural world.

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Science and Me: Level 1, Book 1, Instructor Book for Parents and Teachers

Author: Seron, Jen

Subjects: Science

ISBN: 978-0-88092-930-1

Order code: 9301

Price: $25.00

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This instructor book is an extensive manual to support parents or teachers whose children or students are using the Science and Me, Level 1, Book 1, Student Book, whether they are instructing individual children or children in groups, cooperatives, or classrooms. It contains helpful implementation ideas, as well as stories and a great deal of other supplementary material to share with the children.

This instructor book is an extensive manual to support parents or teachers whose children or students are using the Science and Me, Level 1, Book 1, Student Book, whether they are instructing individual children or children in groups, cooperatives, or classrooms. It contains helpful implementation ideas, as well as stories and a great deal of other supplementary material to share with the children.

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Science and Me: Level 1, Book 1, Implementation Manual for Parents

Author: Seron, Jen

Subjects: Science

ISBN: 978-0-88092-932-5

Order code: 9325

Price: $10.00

Science and Me: Level 1, Book 1, Implementation Manual for Parents Cover

This implementation manual is a highly simplified version of the instructor book for the Science and Me, Level 1, Book 1, Student Book. It contains lesson plans and the basics for implementing the lessons. It is useful for parents when doing outdoor activities with their children.

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Science and Me: Level 1, Book 1, Implementation Manual for Teachers

Author: Seron, Jen

Subjects: Science

ISBN: 978-0-88092-931-8

Order code: 9318

Price: $10.00

Science and Me: Level 1, Book 1, Implementation Manual for Teachers Cover

This implementation manual is a highly simplified version of the instructor book for the Science and Me, Level 1, Book 1, Student Book. It contains lesson plans and the basics for implementing the lessons. It is useful for teachers when doing outdoor activities with the children.

Science and Me: Level 1, Book 1, Implementation Manual for Teachers Cover

Garden with Science Implementation Manual

Author: Seron, Jen

Subjects: Science; Gardening

Age: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Grade: Pre-K, K, 1, 2

ISBN: 978-0-89824-559-2

Order code: 5592

Price: $15.00
Website price: $10.00

Garden with Science Implementation Manual Cover

Garden with Science was developed in response to parents in the Bronx asking for a series of gardening classes. In the book, Jen Seron encourages everyone to plant gardens, even container gardens inside their homes or apartments! This short, 40-page implementation manual contains simple lesson plans intended to deepen hands-on learning while gardening.

Garden with Science was developed in response to parents in the Bronx asking for a series of gardening classes. In the book, Jen Seron encourages everyone to plant gardens, even container gardens inside their homes or apartments! This short, 40-page implementation manual contains simple lesson plans intended to deepen hands-on learning while gardening.

Garden with Science Implementation Manual Cover

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