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When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 3: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  A cat causes trouble for two children by making a giant mess when their mother is away.

Complex Systems Connection: Ineffective Action, Short and Long Term Conflicts. The cat's methods for fixing the problem (spots) leads to an even bigger problem.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 4: Once a Mouse: A Fable Cut in Wood
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  A hermit protects a mouse by turning him into bigger and bigger animals until finally he's a tiger. He becomes "too big for his britches," threatening others including the hermit. Finally, the hermit turns him back into a mouse.

Complex Systems Connection: Ineffective Action, Short and Long Term Conflicts. The hermit's solution creates a worsening problem over time.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 5: The Sneeches and Other Stories
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Prejudice between two groups leads to actions which further promotes exclusivity.

Complex Systems Connection: Shifting Burden, Short and Long Term Conflicts. The burden of solving a need for exclusivity is shifted to a short-term solution that takes away focus from the more fundamental answer to the problem.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 6: Annos Magic Seeds
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  As Anno plants seeds each year, the number of seeds produced doubles, giving him ever increasing yields.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. The nature of the system produces the results, in this case, exponential growth, which is a building block to more complex systems.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 8: A River Ran Wild
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Based on a true story of the Nashua River, the book describes the river over a 7000-year period.

Complex Systems Connection: Short and Long Term Conflicts. The limits to growth archetype tells the story of how overuse of the river to meet short-term needs lead to its near death over the long-term.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 9: Butter Battle Book
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  The Yooks and Zooks build weapons with greater and greater destructive capacity.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. Mental models and established relationships within the system create an escalation over time which can be compared to other conflicts, e.g. Cold War.
 
Why System Dynamics?
Author(s): Richard Turnock Subject: Why K12 SD
  From an online blog, this article presents clearly and concisely that the public school paradigms of "what" and "how" lack the "why." System Dynamics enables us to understand WHY systems work the way they do in order to prepare for the future.
 
Why Use Systems Thinking and System Dynamics in K-12 Education?
Author(s): CLE Subject: Why K12 SD
  A brief answer to the question posed in the title. When ST/SD tools and concepts are used in conjunction with a student-centered approach, schools, students, teachers and communities benefit. As ST/SD is integrated into the culture of classrooms and schools, it creates a positive cycle of engagement and motivation for both students and their teachers.
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