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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 26: Harvest
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Fishing companies choose how much to fish, knowing the rules for regeneration of the population.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. The rules and goals embedded within the system create the typical trend of a declining fish population. In addition, individual teams do not generally see themselves as causing the problem. Rather, they tend to blame others for the loss of fish. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 23: Paper Fold
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Folding a paper in half mutiple times illustrates the concepts of exponential growth and limits to growth.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. The nature of the system (in this case a rule of doubling) impacts the trend over time (in this case exponential growth). Compounding structures are a building block within more complex systems. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 22: Postcard Stories
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  CS connection: Cause within System. Small groups work together to use postcards to create a "story" of a feedback loop structure. By changing the structure of the system, they get a different set of cause and effect relationships, thus a different story. This concept of feedback/interdependence is an underlying concept within more complex systems. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 20: Dog Biscuits and See Saws
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  A pair working together attempt to balance a see saw in which they can each see only one of the ends. CS connecton: Cause within System, Short and Long Term Conflicts. The exercise creates a conflict between a short-term goal to put as many objects on the see saw as possible and a long-term goal of keeping the system balanced. Also, the balancing nature of the system creates the behavior that's seen over time, which is a building block to more complex systems. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 18: Squaring the Circle
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  A group holding onto a rope must reshape the rope into a square while they are blind-folded.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System, Incorrect High-Leverage Policies. Participants attempt to complete a task but may simply try to move in isolation rather than considering how moving more holistically will likely get better results. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 17: Touch Base
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  A group standing around a circle must cross, touch the middle, but avoid touching any other participants.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System, Incorrect High-Leverage Policies. Participants attempt to complete a task but may simply try to move faster rather than considering how moving slower in a more organized manner will likely get better results. Available at Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 16: Balancing Tubes
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Individuals balance a newspaper tube on a flat palm. By looking at different parts of the tube, they are either better or worse able to keep the tube balanced.

Complex Systems Connection: ause within System. The exercise creates a balancing, and in this case, oscillating system. The oscillation is built into the structure of the system that includes all the parts along with the physics (e.g. gravity). Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 13: Moon Ball
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants attempt to improve performance by changing the structure of the system, but the action is only effective up to a point. Participants must change a mental model about the rules in order to create significant change in the system.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System, Incorrect High-Leverage Policies. Participants attempt to improve performance by changing the structure of the system, but the action is only effective up to a point. Participants must change a mental model about the rules in order to create significant change in the system. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 10: Teeter Totter
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants must work together as a team to successfully complete the goal of getting on and off a teeter-totter. The focus is on how teams interdependently function within a defined environment.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. The structure of the teeter totter system creates inherent delays. The participants may not realize how those delays in combination with their individual actions impact the overall success of the team. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Story of Charles: Introducing Systems Thinking Tools to the Harris School
Author(s): Robert Kalman Subject: Implementation
  A school principal discusses how using systems thinking tools may help schools to move in more productive, useful directions in response to difficulties.
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