HES Lesson 6 Overview


Students consider the impacts that rising carbon dioxide levels have on the Earth’s systems, discuss uncertainty in climate models and predictions, and consider the future of Earth’s systems given different CO2 emissions scenarios.

Guiding Question

What does increasing CO2 in the atmosphere mean for the future of the planet?

Activities in this Lesson

  • Activity 6.1: Using Models to Predict Future Conditions (50 min)
  • Activity 6.2: How Our Decisions Affect Earth’s Future (30 min)
  • Activity 6.3: Human Energy Systems Unit Posttest (20 min)

Unit Map

Human Energy Systems Lesson 6 Map