Systems Quiz Answers
A bowl of nuts: is a collection. If you remove a nut, the functioning of the bowl of nuts doesn’t change.
A soccer team: is a system.
A pond: is a system. Multiple elements interacting to form a whole.
A library: is a collection. Add people, and it becomes a system.
A family: is a system.
A vacuum cleaner: is a system. Smash the vacuum cleaner with a sledge hammer and you have a pile of parts, but it won’t work. When the parts are arranged in a certain way to form a whole, it works and serves a purpose.
A kitchen: is a collection, until you add a person, then it becomes a system.
This quiz has been adapted from Daniel Kim. Thanks Daniel!