System Dynamics is a method for analyzing systemic problems based on building and using computer simulation models.
Students Build Systems Models
Secondary school students can build and have built (for 20+ years) models of dynamic, non-linear, feedback systems using schematic, icon-based software, like Stella. See some of their work in the Student Projects section of this website.
Online Systems Modeling Courses
Learn first hand about System Dynamics modeling with online classes and workshops for instructors. Courses are available with or without college credit. You can see upcoming courses on our TRAINING/REGISTER page or by clicking the big blue button below.
Clean water for human consumption is becoming scarce. Global policies to preserve our clean water sources are essential for survival.
Dependence on fossil fuels is compounding the global climate change crisis. Transitioning to renewable energy resources is essential to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
It is important to understand how medications affect the human body. Delays in drug activation and factors affecting metabolism can have serious impact on effective treatments for disease.
Transportation of food around the world contributes significantly to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Will Social Security survive? The serious unintended consequences of allowing Social Security to become insolvent is not something a first-world country should consider.
Bee Colony Collapse
Kids may revel in the fact that bees are no longer stinging them as often on playgrounds and in backyards, but the decline in honeybee populations in the U.S. signals a major environmental imbalance that could have serious implications for our agricultural food supply.
Secondary school students can build sophisticated System Dynamics models to study systemic problems. See their work.
Online SD Teacher Courses
If you are a secondary school, community college, or university instructor, learn System Dynamics modeling online. Gain access to many field-tested lessons and models.
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Learn about upcoming presentations, workshops, online courses and the latest publications. Click the big blue button to register for courses or see details. Download our CC Modeling Systems brochure.