Carbon Cycle Role-Play

A role-play activity that uses Ping-Pong balls to represent carbon atoms demonstrates for young scientists the complex relationships involved in the carbon cycle.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Laminate the role-play cards to permit reuse
Classroom Considerations

  • The directions are complex; therefore demonstrate with one ping pong ball to model the process
Pros

  • Includes background information for teachers, a vocabulary list, detailed directions for the activity, templates for the role cards, extensions, and a resource list
Cons

  • The directions are complex; therefore demonstrate with one Ping-Pong ball to model the process