Four Sample Lesson Plans, translated from German and adapted by Stephanie Albin (D4558) 

Author(s):
Stephanie Albin 
Subject:
Implementation 

Four lesson plans using STELLA, developed by HansUlrich Doenhoff, Wittern, Germany, intended to serve as a guide for teachers, to help them implement system dynamics in their lesson plans. The examples cover population demographics, titration, algae, and 

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From Exponential to Convergent to Logistic Models Using STELLA 

Author(s):
Diana Fisher 
Subject:
Math 

From CCSTADUS. Exploration using bacteria, poison, cooling, fish population, and flu epidemic. 

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Graphing the Friendship Game: A Preliminary System Dynamics Lesson 

Author(s):
Alan Ticotsky, & Debra Lyneis 
Subject:
Personal Growth and Development 

A variation on the original Friendship Game (SS199611FriendshipGame) becomes the foundation for an introductory graphing lesson for students in grades K, 1 and 2, adding graphing to the systems tools used and systems concepts learned in the game. 

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I in Inflation App MiniLesson 

Author(s):
Anne LaVigne 
Subject:
CrossCurricular 

"‘I’ in Inflation" is a free, engaging, easytouse app for students
and others to explore the relationships among wages, inflation,
and a potential gap in spending power over time. 

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Infection Game For Primary Students (Grades K3) 

Author(s):
Anne LaVigne, & Lindsey Buckler 
Subject:
CrossCurricular 

This lesson is similar to the “The Infection Game” lesson in The Shape of Change. The activity rules are modified for younger children who do not know the concept of multiplication. The handouts and debrief questions are aimed at younger students. In addition, a simple online simulation is available as an extension. Students explore what happens to the number of people “infected” over time. Infections can include the spread of an illness, the spread of a good idea, or the spread of kindness. 

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Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/shapeofchange/soc_5_Infection.asp

Lessons from The Lorax: Using Graphs to Study Change 

Author(s):
Rob Quaden, & Alan Ticotsky 
Subject:
CrossCurricular 

In this lesson, students read The Lorax and draw graphs to illustrate the changes that happen over the course of the story. Using simply stated questions, readers grapple with the complex themes in the book and movie. Students will investigate how cycles compete for dominance, and think about how the needs of business and natural resources can collide.
Complex Systems Connection: Separate Cause and Effect, Short and Long Term Conflicts.
Shortterm focus on making money results in depletion of resource and environmental degradation over time and the collapse of the business. Actions and consequences are separated by time. 

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Lessons in Mathematics Section 0: Overview 

Author(s):
Diana M. Fisher 
Subject:
Math 

This book provides a set of tools that enables educators to teach mathematics using the framework of System Dynamics. Section 0 covers basic skills in representing equations using a visual modeling tool, the STELLA software. Available from iseesystems. 

More about the book at: http://www.iseesystems.com/store/college_university/MathBook.aspx

Lessons in Mathematics Section 1: Linear Behavior 

Author(s):
Diana M. Fisher 
Subject:
Math 

This book provides a set of tools that enables educators to teach mathematics using the framework of System Dynamics. Section 1 on linear motion covers the theory of finite differences and distancetime and positiontime exercises using a motion detector. 

More about the book at: http://www.iseesystems.com/store/college_university/MathBook.aspx

Lessons in Mathematics Section 2: Quadratic Behavior 

Author(s):
Diana M. Fisher 
Subject:
Math 

This book provides a set of tools that enables educators to teach mathematics using the framework of System Dynamics. Section 2 on quadratic behavior covers the theory of finite differences and distancetime and positiontime exercises using a motion dete 

More about the book at: http://www.iseesystems.com/store/college_university/MathBook.aspx

Lessons in Mathematics Section 3: Exponential Behavior 

Author(s):
Diana M. Fisher 
Subject:
Math 

This book provides a set of tools that enables educators to teach mathematics using the framework of System Dynamics. Section 3 covers the theory of finite differences for exponential functions. Students build models of many processes, including bacteria 

More about the book at: http://www.iseesystems.com/store/college_university/MathBook.aspx
