The Carbon Cycle

Scholars learn about the carbon cycle, play a carbon cycle game, and then write a story based on their role as a carbon atom during the game. After the writings, pupils analyze the carbon cycle by leading a class discussion on the material.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners gather three or four different items made of carbon to use in the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Set a time limit for stations
Pros

  • Lesson contains background information on the carbon cycle as well as step-by-step instructions for the teacher
  • Includes an enrichment activity at the end
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS