Nitrogen Cycle Teacher Resources
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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
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
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 11 Views 57 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
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 37 Views 122 Downloads
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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
Not original, but nicely organized, this learning exercise 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 learning exercise 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 69 Views 236 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 47 Views 240 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
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
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
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
Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle
Humans are quickly depleting Earth's fossil fuels and locating them is becoming increasingly difficult! Layered muffins are used for models as young geologists take core samples in order to determine the presence of oil. Consider first teaching about the carbon cycle and fossil fuels to give youngsters the background knowledge that will make this activity more meaningful.
3rd - 5th Science 36 Views 22 Downloads
Project this PowerPoint when teaching your environmental scientists about the carbon and nitrogen cycles. Most slides are bullet-point lists of facts, some in red, some in white, some in yellow, though there doesn't seem to be a purpose for the different colors.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 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 127 Views 367 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
Dynamics of Ecosystems
A set of guided notes walks your biology or environmental studies learners through the dynamics of ecosystems. They write short answers to questions about the energy budget, food webs, trophic levels, and biogeochemical cycles. One way you could employ this worksheet is to have your class answer the questions as you lecture on these concepts.
9th - 12th Science 31 Views 156 Downloads
AP: Chapter 54: Ecosystems
A lot of learning is packed into these 23 questions about ecosystems. Advanced biology classes apply their knowledge of communities, productivity, biogeochemical cycles, and human impact on the environment by writing short answers for each.
9th - Higher Ed Science 6 Views 46 Downloads