Human Energy Systems Lesson 1 Overview


Students take the unit pretest, practice how and why scientists construct graphs to represent data and construct a graph of arctic sea ice extent from 1979-2015 and identify a trend in the data: arctic sea ice is declining.

Guiding Question

What is happening to arctic sea ice?

Activities in this Lesson

  • Activity 1.1: Human Energy Systems Unit Pretest (20 min)
  • Activity 1.2: Expressing Ideas and Questions about Arctic Sea Ice (40 min)
  • Activity 1.3: Graphing Arctic Sea Ice (45 min)
  • Activity 1.4: Drawing a Trend Line (40 min)
  • Activity 1.5: Finding a Trend in Arctic Sea Ice (40 min)

Unit Map

HES Lesson 1 Map