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Systems

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on 28 November 2013

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Transcript of Systems

Systems
Physical Systems
-rely on a group of physical parts to perform a function (ex. a can opener)
- may be natural or human-made

Natural Physical Systems
examples: the solar system, an animal's digestive system
Human-made Physical System
examples: mechanical systems, optical systems, electrical systems
Social Systems
Group of organisms working together to perform a task is a social system
also called:
tools
appliances
devices
instruments
gadgets
utensils
How they help us:
they help us do things that we would normally do faster than we would be able to
Human-made Social Systems
Examples: Healthcare, education, waste management systems, etc.
Natural Social Systems
Examples: Ant colonies, bee colonies, wolf pack
What did we learn?
1. Give two examples of each:
physical systems designed by people
naturally occuring physical systems
social systems that you are a part of
naturally occurring social systems

2. What do physical systems and social systems have in common? How are they different?
Can be natural social systems or human-made social systems
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