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127 resources with the concept the carbon cycle

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Carbon and Climate

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The carbon cycle is natural and has happened for millions of years, so can humans change it? Young scientists play the role of carbon as they travel through the carbon cycle. They complete two rounds, once before the industrial...
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It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's...CARBON!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An interesting lesson takes pupils on a trip through the carbon cycle. A reading passage allows scholars to take notes and make choices about what happens to the carbon on its journey. This third lesson in a series of 21 discusses...
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Why All The Wiggling on the Way Up?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Some of the CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuels is removed from the atmosphere by natural sinks, such as the ocean. The fifth engaging instructional activity in the series of 21 examines the CO2 data from three very different locations....
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Climate Educator Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Climate change is a hot topic in the news. Class members examine carbon dioxide data to analyze trends of our atmospheric makeup over time. They also discuss climate and climate change, and determine how these changes are affecting life...
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The Global Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The final video in this series discusses the global carbon cycle including the cellular and macroscopic respiration. It continues with the deposition in limestone and fossil fuels, redox reactions, and concludes with a look at fossil...
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Carbon Through the Seasons

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Meteorologists view an animated video by the Environmental Protection Agency to learn how the carbon cycle works, and then move into groups to analyze and graph actual data of the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration from Hawaii's...
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Study Jams! The Carbon Cycle

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Take a ride on the carbon cycle by watching this animated featurette. Those who do will learn about the element carbon, how it cycles through the atmosphere and biosphere, and how it contributes to Earth's temperature. This video comes...
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Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
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...
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Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 9th
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...
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Biogeochemical Cycles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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An Environmental Puzzle: The Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle school science stars examine fuels and energy with a variety of activities. They begin with a KWL chart, read an informative passage, and then complete a puzzle. The puzzle itself is included. Cleverly, each piece corresponds to a...
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Older Than Blue Babe

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students create a collage of the carbon cycle. In this earth science lesson, students explore the history and significance of permafrost. They analyze a graph of climate trends and explain how climate change and permafrost thaw are...
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What is DBH?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When measuring the circumference of a tree, does it matter how high you place the measuring tape? Most scholars have never considered this question, but scientists know that measurement techniques must be standardized. The 13th lesson in...
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How Volcanoes Froze the Earth (Twice)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Volcanoes contributing to freezing seems counterintuitive, but it's true. The freezing and thawing of the earth has happened multiple times in the planet's history. Scholars learn how the carbon cycle contributed to Earth's temperature...
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Utah Open Textbook: 8th Grade Science

For Students 8th Standards
The cycle of energy is important to many different systems on Earth. Scholars investigate the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources and how they relate to global changes using questioning and observation. They...
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Utah Open Textbook: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Curriculum resources can be expensive—but not this one. An online textbook offers informational text for a complete high school Biology course. Topics include energy flow, body system, genetics, and evolution.
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Student Version - Earth and Human Activity: A Changing Climate

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As residents of Earth, humans rely on the planet for the resources they need to survive. Explore the ways people interact with their environment and the impacts these interactions have on the planet with a collection of lessons, videos,...
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Earth and Human Activity: A Changing Climate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As residents of Earth, humans rely on the planet for the resources they need to survive. Explore the ways people interact with their environment and the impacts these interactions have on the planet with a collection of lessons, videos,...
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Climate and Earth Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The components of the atmosphere have a significant impact on long-term climate change. Learners begin by analyzing the role of carbon dioxide in the earth systems and how varying the levels would affect those systems—and ultimately...
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How Ecosystems Work

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The interactions among the members of an ecosystem are what keeps all organisms living together successfully. Using an informative PowerPoint, individuals learn about how energy cycles through ecosystems in food chains and food webs....
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2014 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Less than half of AP Environmental Science test takers pass each year. The College Board releases previous test questions covering topics from greenhouse gases to ecological succession to help scholars prepare for future assessments. Use...
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Ecology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Psychologists study human relationships while ecologist study relationships between organisms in the environment. An introduction to ecology and the related vocabulary benefits scholars as they progress through the presentation and...
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Food Webs, Energy Flow, Carbon Cycle, and Trophic Pyramids

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The reintroduction of a species to an area doesn't always go as expected. Scholars learn about the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park with a video, reading, and discussion questions. They complete a hands-on activity...
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Food, the Carbon Cycle and Global Warming

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As the world population increases, demands on the carbon cycle also increase. A well-designed lesson first explores the greenhouse effect and its impact on global warming. Further sections have pupils study the effect of greenhouse gases...