Systems Thinking: Exploring Complex Systems

STEAM Programs

This program focuses on the dynamics within systems that were as important to past engineers as they are to America’s future innovators. Students evaluate the impact of important innovations on a system in the Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation exhibition and then work with examples of modern innovations that demonstrate systems, including Cubelets, modular robotics that were born from Pittsburgh’s pioneering robotics work. Students will also sharpen systems thinking skills through game design.

Grades: 3 – 8
Program Length: 1.5 hours
Maxiumum: 75 students
Cost:
$8 per student

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Please note that not all programs are available for all grades. Please refer to the Experience History Programs guide for more information.

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