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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 19: 1-2-3 Go!
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants tend to respond to the facilitator in a way that is based on mental models as opposed to following the actual instructions. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 2: Arms Crossed
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  People cross their arms and hands in different ways in order to experience a habit of which they may be completely unaware. Recognizing these physical habits that reinforce themselves over time can help in considering where habitual thinking ruts might impede understanding of 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 21: Frames
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants experience different boundaries in a system.

Complex Systems Connection: Separate Cause and Effect. Participants experience the difference between and the extent of time and space boundaries of systems, which is an underlying aspect of all systems, both simple and complex. 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.
  More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
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 24: Monologue/Dialogue
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Teams experience the difference between one person talking to another person and both people participating in a two-way conversation. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 25: Living Loops
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Standing in a circle, participants act out links within reinforcing and balancing feedback loops. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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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 27: Triangles
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants identify two reference points and must maintain equidistance from them at all times. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
  More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
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