Systems in Action

Systems in Action

Systems in Action Mrs. Bader Types of Systems System composed of parts that work together to perform a function Systems may be physical (telephone,

electronic games, organs) or social (health care, education, transportation, police force, any colony) Physical Systems Physical System a group of physical parts that

need to work together to perform a function. Physical systems may be natural or human-made. Physical Systems Natural physical systems include

the solar system and an animal's digestive system. Human-made physical systems include mechanical systems, optical systems, electrical systems, and combinations of these.

The names of these systems come from the type of energy they use. Human-Made Physical Systems Social Systems

Social System - a group of people, or other organisms, joining together to perform tasks and establish relationships. Social systems may be natural or human-made. Social Systems Examples of natural social systems are

ant colonies, bee colonies, and a wolf or coyote pack. Human-made social systems include health care, education, and waste management systems, symphony orchestras and rock bands.

Social systems establish ways that people or other organisms interact and relate to one another. Systems - inputs, outputs, & side effects All systems (and subsystems) have inputs

and outputs. Inputs are all of the things that go into a system to make it work. Inputs may include forces, energy, and resources (raw materials). The input of a can opener includes the force your hand puts on the handles. Outputs are all of the tasks or services that

the system performs. The output of a can opener is the turning and cutting of the can's lid. Inputs and Outputs What type of system?

What type of system?

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