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Splash!
A NEW KIND OF SYSTEM DYNAMICS SOFTWARE

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$28,752 USD of $48,000 goal

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DONATION MATCH

80%

$12,752 of $16,000 Match Goal

Liquid Physics + System Dynamics = Splash!

Whether it’s managing your health, planning your retirement or addressing climate change, System Dynamics can help us tackle the wide variety of dynamic problems we find in the world around us.

There are several software products available in the market to create system dynamics models. These highly capable and flexible tools are often designed for advanced users and professionals. But they can end up being intimidating and boring for those who are just starting to learn system dynamics.

Splash! is a simple modeling software that’s designed with beginners in mind – something that middle and high school students might use to learn system dynamics. Written primarily for tablets and mobile devices, Splash! combines liquid physics simulations with system dynamics in a way that emphasizes fun, delight, and ease-of-use as much as it does the core principles of system dynamics.


Building Splash!

"Any fool can know. The point is to understand." -- Albert Einstein

Will you join us to help students understand?

We're so close, but we need everyone to make the last push to meeting our 16K match. A running prototype is developed, but we need just a bit more to get it fully complete. Contact the CLE if you'd like to hear more about this prototype.

Help us continue to get it ready for the ST/DM conference June 30, 2018, when educators from around the world will gather to share recent work in systems thinking and dynamic modeling.


Kids love to play and figure out how things work. They explore their world and create ways to share their understanding wherever they are. These kids create drawings to show how the health of the school’s garden can grow and decline over time.

 

First Graders Exploring Garden Health

Helpful as drawings are, they are static, unable to move and actually change over time. How can we create a new way for kids to play and think – an engaging space where they can explore, create and test their ideas within a moving playground?

 

The "Tubs and Pumps" activity, developed by Chris Browne, Barry Newell and Katrina Proust, was a stepping stone to Splash!

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn" -- Benjamin Franklin

Will you join us to involve students in learning?

Physical simulation with containers and pumps is one way to learn about how "stuff" in this world changes over time. Splash! provides a new kind of space for kids to play. It creates a bridge from physical simulation to the virtual world where imagination can take hold. Kids can build moving models of how their world works. It empowers them to generate their own learning and to find their own solutions. Splash! is also strongly connected with curricular goals as well, so integration into classroom instruction can bring alive concepts related to STEM, for example.

 

Eat or Be Eaten!

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel" -- Socrates

Will you join us to kindle the flames?

Let’s build this playground, so anyone – whether young or not so young – can explore and learn in this new way. We’re giving the app away to everyone, everywhere, thus removing barriers to implementation for cash-strapped school systems throughout the world. Join this worldwide group of concerned citizens to give our youth a tool to engage their minds and inspire them to build better futures for themselves and the generations to come.

 

Let’s increase understanding…
Let’s involve students in their learning…
Let’s kindle the flame of inspiration and innovation….


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More Splash!

Interested in learning more? Read through our Splash! design document to see what Splash! will be like. Or for even more information, please contact Lees Stuntz at the CLE.

Take a look at the Splash! videos to see demonstrations of the app. There are many different videos available for viewing on our YouTube Channel.


A generous donor has put up a $16,000 match for Splash!

Just over $3,000 to reach our match and complete the funding for Version 1 of our intuitive, fun App.

This spring we are finishing up a simple, running demo of Splash! and are hoping to finish Version 1 so it is ready for the ST/DM conference, June 30-July 2.

$3,248 to go!


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