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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 30: Group Juggle
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants in this group activity attempt to improve performance on a particular task.

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.
  More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 4: Thumb Wrestling
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants play a game with commonly known rules and goals. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System, Ineffective Action. Participant's mental models about the the system structure (the game) get in the way of significantly improving performance. As efforts increase, performance actually goes down.
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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 5: Chevreul’s Pendulum
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This exercise can illustrate the power of a personal vision on the behavior of a system. 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 6: Warped Juggle
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants in this group activity attempt to improve performance as they toss an object among individuals in a particular order.

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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More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 7: Toothpick Teaser
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Using toothpicks to form a set of triangles illustrates how the problem definition affects the ability to solve it. Participants must shift a mental model to see beyond obvious strategies. 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 8: Five Easy Pieces
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Without talking, teams work toward a group goal which requires the success of all individuals.

Complex Systems Connection: Short and Long Term Conflicts. Participants work to have each member of a team complete a task. Individuals on the team may complete the task (short term), but that completion can actually get in the way of the team completing the task (long term). The experience can also illustrate interdependencies within team structures. 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 9: Community Maze
Author(s): linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Teams must navigate through an invisible maze without talking. Through the experience, they can consider how system structure and mental models affect results.

Complex Systems Connection: Short and Long Term Conflicts. Conflicts can arise between the short term (seeing the individual events) and long term (seeing the patterns) while solving the maze. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers
  More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
The Zen of System Dynamics
Author(s): Richard Turnock Subject: Why K12 SD
  Insight into how the mind works is the path to enlightenment in Zen. Insight into how to change our mental models using dynamic model simulations on the computer is the path to learning using System Dynamics.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 11: The Lorax
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  The desire to have more and more drives the Once-ler to chop down more and more trees to create a product he sells. Eventually, the trees are gone.

Complex Systems Connection: Short and Long Term Conflicts. The short-term action of cutting down trees (taking a resource faster than it can regenerate) eventually leads (after a delay) to the disappearance of the forest.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 2: The Old Lady Who Liked Cats
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  When a mayor decides to eliminate all the cats on an island, it creates a cascading set of negative effects.

Complex Systems Connection: Ineffective Action, Short and Long Term Conflicts. By removing the cats, the system is completely pushed out of balance, creating havoc on the system as a whole. Only by bringing back the cats do the issues resolve.
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