Abstract for: K-12 (1): How 6-year olds learn System Dynamics ABC's (Accumulations, Behavior-over-time, Circular Causality)

Workshop participants will experience primary school (ages 6 through 8) lessons designed to teach some of the basics of system dynamics. The lessons will be taught using hands-on techniques, visual tools and computer modeling. Student work, classroom video clips and testimonies from guest elementary teachers will be used to illustrate how students respond to the lesson. The workshop will conclude with a whole group discussion driven by lessons learned from teaching system dynamics to young children. The workshop will be one hour long.