HES Activity 2.1 Overview

Target Student Performance

Students in home groups express initial ideas about patterns and changes over time for four variables in Earth systems: global temperatures, global sea levels, Arctic sea ice, and atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

Resources Provided


Print one copy of 2.1 Finding Patterns Tool for Earth Systems for every 4 students. Print one copy of Jigsaw Cards and cut out the cards. Use the instructions on the first page of the cards to determine which cards to use with your class size. Prepare a computer with an Internet connection and a projector to display the presentation and watch the Arctic Sea Ice video.