Nitrogen Cycle Teacher Resources
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The Nitrogen Cycle Game
Earth science experts learn about the roles of nitrogen by taking a virtual journey through the nitrogen cycle. Completing a passport worksheet along the way, they move from place to place around the classroom by the toss of dice. Each stop represents a nitrogen reservoir.
5th - 9th Science 46 Views 53 Downloads
Study Jams! The Nitrogen Cycle
Expose your class to the steps of the nitrogen cycle with this short clip. Colorful computer imagery and animation explain how nitrogen travels from the atmosphere as a gas into plants and soil, where bacteria convert it into nitrates. Plants and animals use the nitrates to construct the proteins they need.
5th - 9th Science 8 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Nitrogen Cycle-Stream Side Science
A thorough background and nitrate sampling lab sheet are provided to share with your young scientists. After discussing the nitrogen cycle with the class, you will break them into small groups and show them how to use their inquiry skills and nitrate sampling kits to detect the concentration of nitrate in stream water.
6th - 8th Science 10 Views 56 Downloads
The Nitrogen Cycle
The nitrogen cycle is the focus of a well-designed science instructional activity. In it, learners see that plants and animals produce waste products and decompose after death. Many of the waste products include nitrogen which is absobed by other organisms.
5th Science 11 Views 36 Downloads
Carbon Cycle Poster
Humans can have a big impact on the environment, specifically the influence they have on the carbon cycle. First, the class will define and discuss each of the earths four major spheres, the biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere.
3rd - 12th Science 188 Views 197 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Young environmentalists examine the biogeochemical cycles: carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and water. Explanatory notes and colorful diagrams are presented for each, followed by a blank diagram that is filled in click-by-click as a reinforcement.
9th - 12th Science 36 Views 121 Downloads
AP environmental science or college-level ecology classes will glean a tremendous amount of information on nutrient cycles from this detailed PowerPoint. It covers nutrient requirements, biogeochemcial cycles, decomposition rates, and plant adaptations when nutrient conditions are low.
11th - Higher Ed Science 27 Views 76 Downloads
The Water Cycle
An inventive and interesting lesson on the water cycle (and other cycles associated with it), is here for you. After doing a well-designed hands-on inquiry in class, learners also identify organisms and processes that are involved in the nitrogen cycle and the carbon cycle.
5th Science 40 Views 83 Downloads
Not original, but nicely organized, this worksheet reviews the four biogeochemical cycles: carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and water. Youths are asked to draw a diagram and then answer questions about each cycle. This worksheet can be assigned in an earth science, ecology, or biology class since the biogeochemical cycles are a cycling of materials through both nonliving and living parts of ecosystems.
9th - 12th Science 66 Views 234 Downloads
Biogeochemical Cycles Study Guide
The four cycles in Earth's biogeochemical system are covered in this worksheet. Science stars fill in the blanks or define vocabulary terms pertaining to the hydrologic, carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous cycles. This resource provides a complete overview which, once completed, can serve as a study guide for a test.
9th - 12th Science 46 Views 238 Downloads
Students explore biology by investigating a DNA diagram. In this nitrogen instructional activity, students identify the impact nitrogen has on the living and nonliving by cycling itself through oxygen. Students examine a nitrogen cycle diagram and discuss the cycle with classmates.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
The Biogeochemical Cycles
The majority of this presentation is a collection of diagrams and graphs that back your lecture on biogeochemical cycles. The last few slides define ecosystems and the Gaia hypothesis. You may find these slides valuable, but will definitely need to plan ahead regarding how you will use them in your ecology classes.
9th - Higher Ed Science 9 Views 73 Downloads
The Hydrologic (Water) Cycle
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature.
9th - 12th Science 124 Views 365 Downloads
Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom
An online reading and interactive game bring the path of a carbon molecule to life for your earth science explorers! As an assessment, learners can map out or write about their experience in the carbon cycle. Thoroughly written background information and links to related lessons and other resources are provided to help you easily develop a mini unit on the atmosphere and climate change.
4th - 9th Science 35 Views 88 Downloads
Carbon Cycle Role Play
Anytime you make concepts clear with role playing or hands-on experience, it's a win for the whole class. Ping-Pong balls are used to represent carbon in a carbon cycle role-play activity. In small groups, children first discuss what carbon is and how it moves through each of Earth's spheres.
3rd - 12th Science 68 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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Don't let the name fool you! Not just life cycles, but also some of Earth's cycles are presented with this tool. On a scrollable row, choose from different animal life cycles, the water cycle, a general plant lifecycle, phases of the moon, and more!
Pre-K - 5th Science 17 Views 5 Downloads
The Water Cycle
Fifth graders identify organisms and processes involved in three cycles: the water cycle, the carbon cycle, and the nitrogen cycle. They produce a pictorial or abstract water cycle, and appropriately place life forms onto an existing carbon or nitrogen cycle.
5th Science 6 Views 90 Downloads
Mineral Cycling Through the Ecosystem
Students explain the role of different organisms in the food web. In this ecology lesson, students participate in a game to simulate mineral cycling through the web. They discuss the importance of recycling minerals and resources.
6th - 12th Science 40 Views 254 Downloads
Classroom Aquaponics: Exploring Nitrogen Cycling in a Closed System
Learners investigate nutrient cycling in a simplified desktop ecosystem involving aquarium and hydro-ponically grown plants. They set up an aquarium with 10 gallons of water at least a week before the lab is planned and place under-gravel filter in bottom of tank and cover with 5-10 lbs.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 17 Downloads