Working to develop Systems Citizens in K-12 Education
Splash! A New Way to Play
Create animated models of ecosystems. Predator and Prey dynamics? No problem with Splash! Think what fun kids will have using this new visual software to learn and integrate the powerful concepts of systems thinking to use as they they think critically about the world.
Over the years we have found that the gap between the kinesthetic and pencil and paper tools (games, behavior-over-time graphs, causal loop diagrams and connection circles) and stock/flow mapping and modeling has been hard to cross for many students and teachers. We think Splash! will help bridge the gap.
An Exploration of Vampires, Zombies, and Other Fantastic Scenarios to Make the World a Better Place
by Anne LaVigne and Lees Stuntz
If you’re interested in thinking about how to solve mysteries and like the idea of creating computer models and applying them to real-world problems, this book is for you. You can use it independently as a student, work with a group of students, or if you’re a teacher, share it with interested students to complete a guided or independent study.
Already downloaded the book? See what the next steps are (including some models with Stella Online!) at the Model Mysteries page.
System Dynamics Apps
The CLE is pleased to announce the development of some new system dynamics apps. These simple, fun and engaging apps are ready for use on phones, tablets, or Chromebooks. They are quick to use and create excellent insight for all ages.
These apps are based on the Demo Dozen models created by Jeff Potash and John Heinbokel and developed in a collaboration among the Creative Learning Exchange, the Center for Interdisciplinary Excellence in System Dynamics, and BTN.
Want to see when it is better to invest in retirement? Is it safe to leave that sandwich out of the refrigerator? Can you create a stable population?