When A Butterfly Sneezes: A Guide for Helping Kids Explore Interconnections in Our World Through Favorite Stories

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Book/Magazine
Abstract: 

Can a butterfly's sneeze actually change the weather thousands of miles away? Our world is full of surprising interdependencies. But how do we help our children understand such complexity - especially when it impacts the events and the world around them?

When a Butterfly Sneezes teaches us how. It uses stories to help introduce the basics of systems thinking. This book was written for parents and educators as a guide for helping children gain a richer and deeper understanding of the world around them through their favorite stories. It is a must-have resource for any parent or educator who wants to help children think about interconnections in our world.

Each chapter focuses on a favorite children's picture book—and reveals the systems principle inherent in the story, general points for discussion, illustrations of key concepts, and questions to spark conversation for both younger and older readers.

When a Butterfly Sneezes is a first of a kind book on this subject and at this level. It offers parents, teachers and teacher educator's a practical means for introducing systems to young minds.

Publisher: Pegasus Communications (January 1, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1883823528
ISBN-13: 978-1883823528

Author: 
Linda Booth Sweeney
Topic Areas: 
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Education
Target Audience: 
Adult
Teachers
Families
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
119 pp.
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
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Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

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