Warm Up: What is a system? à Small groups create a list of systemsà whole group: share list; teacher writes the list on the boardà now thinking about the example that the class created, formulate a definition for the word system. *
Object Activity: Each group (of 2 or 3) is given an object (i.e. stapler, calculator, flashlight, mascara, pencil sharpener, nail clipper, phone, mechanical pencil, tape dispenser, fan, lamp, lava lamp, glue gun, bicycle pump). The object represents a system. Each group will draw an annotated “Big Picture” of the system with each of the smaller parts & how they work together to function as system.
What is your system’s function?
What are the systems parts and processes?
Now, what are your systems inputs & outputs (e.g. transportation system: input is gas; output is miles traveled).
Show your findings to the class.
–Finish: Chapter 1
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