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Interdisciplinary Evaluation Techniques Using System Dynamics (D-4320-1)
Author(s): Tad T. Sudnick Subject: Implementation
  This paper discusses how the use of STELLA models in a high school science class demands interdisciplinary skills and content, and the importance of evaluating them.
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Integrating Systems Thinking and Simulation into the Eighth Grade Science Curriculum
Author(s): Frank Draper Subject: Implementation
  A basic outline of the use of the systems approach in eighth grade science, including possible problems and benefits for teachers and students.
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Influenza
Author(s): Ryan Ivie Subject: Student Work
  A 1999 SyMBowl finalist paper. This paper discusses a model developed to provide a realistic look at how influenza affects a population.

Complex Systems Connection: Ineffective Action.
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If a Tree Falls in the Woods, Will Another Replace It?
Author(s): Chris Brummer, Adelle Lennox, & Leela Yellesetty Subject: Student Work
  A 1999 SyMBowl finalist paper. This paper discusses a model developed to analyze Oregon's timber industry and how it affects the forest tree population.

Complex Systems Connection: Short and Long Term Conflicts, Cause within System. People sometimes decide to use natu
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How Does a Galaxy Evolve?
Author(s): Carl Anderson, & Steven Cottingham Subject: Student Work
  A 1999 SyMBowl finalist paper. This paper discusses a model developed to demonstrate what happens in a galaxy as it goes into stars and eventually into white dwarfs, black holes, and neutron stars.

Complex Systems Connection: Separate Cause and Effect. A model of how
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History and Biology of Smallpox: A General Introduction to the Epidemic Spread of Disease
Author(s): John Heinbokel, & Jeff Potash Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This series of case-studies developed by the Waters Center for System Dynamics examines the dynamics and impacts of such epidemics primarily through the lens of one specific disease --smallpox.

Complex Systems Connection: Separate Cause and Effect. For some illness/disease, symptoms appear long after initial infection. Sometimes people travel great distance while infected because they are unaware of the infection. Medical "detectives" faced with an epidemic must understand how the infection spreads and how quickly. Delays in the system make this more difficult.
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Healthy Chickens, Healthy Pastures: Making Connections at Drumlin Farm and Beyond
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Renata Pomponi Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This "Making Connections Playkit" has been created yo help students think deliberately about living systems in a farm setting and to give students an organizing framework to take home and apply in other contexts.
 
Glucose Regulation (D-4261-1)
Author(s): M. Halbower, R. Niles, & T. Sudnick Subject: Science
  A learner-centered learning lesson plan for glucose regulation. Includes detailed STELLA models, homework exercises, and teaching notes to form a complete curriculum unit. Requires a Macintosh computer and STELLA software.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within Syst
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Four Sample Lesson Plans, translated from German and adapted by Stephanie Albin (D-4558)
Author(s): Stephanie Albin Subject: Implementation
  Four lesson plans using STELLA, developed by Hans-Ulrich 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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Fish Banks Packet
Author(s): System Dynamics in Education Project Subject: Cross-Curricular
  A curriculum to use with Fish Banks, Ltd., a simulation game developed and marketed by Dennis Meadows. Includes: a) Renewable Resource Depletion: A Systems Approach to the Tragedy of the Commons (Matthew C. Halbower). Supplemental materials for Fish Banks, Ltd. This paper is designed to accompany the Fish Banks game. It explains system concepts, proposes exercises, and describes the Fish Banks model. Requires a Macintosh computer and STELLA software. b) The Tragedy of the Commons (Garret Hardin). A discussion of the problems in the use of common resources. (Paper only: c) Fishing in the News. Assorted newspaper clippings to indicate the relevance of Fish Banks for today's fishing industry.)

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. Locally rational choices (such as trying to maximize your own catch of fish) can lead to problems for everyone when the resource disappears. A "Tragedy of the Commons" simulation such as Fish Banks can help students to understand that the structure of a system gives rise to the observed behavior pattern. It does no good to place blame on others when actors in the system are causing their own problems!
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