This section of the web site provides educators with access to examples and tutorials based on the use of systems thinking and dynamic modeling.
|The Demo Dozen is a set of illustrative examples of computer models developed at the Waters Center for System Dynamics at Trinity College in Burlington, Vermont. The examples are designed to provide users with an introduction to a variety of computer models utilizing the STELLA® software and incorporating important concepts of system dynamics. The format includes scenarios for which investigative questions are addressed through the manipulation of a related computer simulation. Educators can utilize the simulations as teaching tools such as problem solving activities or integrated exercises in related units of study. Each of the twelve examples could also be adapted to demonstrate additional concepts or areas of knowledge. |
Modeling Systems Self Taught (MSST)
|MSST is a segment of a developmental line of tutorial products developed at the Waters Center for System Dynamics at Trinity College in Burlington, Vermont. The tutorial was devised and constructed explicitly to support K-12 educators in learning the conceptual and mechanical foundations of computer simulation modeling with STELLA®. It has also been demonstrated that middle and high school students, with proper motivation and guidance, can successfully work through these materials, as can professionals outside education. MSST has been used successfully as the primary source material for a graduate level on-line course in modeling and as homework in high school and college courses that require students to have some basic level of modeling skill. Provided here are the Introduction and the first 3 lessons of the 17 lesson package. |
For additional MSST lessons or related information, contact:
The Center for Interdisciplinary Excellence in System Dynamics, LLP
c/o Vermont Commons School
75 Green Mountain Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 865-8084 (voice)
(802) 865-2429 (fax)
Click here to download Demo Dozen, MSST (Introduction and first 3 lessons) and a save-disabled version of STELLA® computer modeling software, or scroll down for other options.
A systems thinking and dynamic modeling tutorial and additional systems information are available at the isee Systems web site:
|A systems thinking and modeling tutorial is available at the Ventana Systems web site: http://www.vensim.com |
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