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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 11: Hands Down
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants respond to the facilitator asking them to identify a number. They are generally unable to identify the correct number because they are paying attention to erroneous data based on mental models about expectations. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 12: Web of Life
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants identify cause and effect relationships and create an actual physical web of yarn to represent those interdependencies. 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 15: Belief Release
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants refocus their bodies and minds in a way that helps them become more explicitly aware of their beliefs. Available from 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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More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
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.
  More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
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.
  More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
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.
  More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
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