Instructional Video

The Geologic Carbon Cycle

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What happens to the CO2 emitted into the air by volcanoes? Scientists discovered it is removed through a series of chemical reactions, as discussed here. Through an animated diagram and chemical reaction equations, viewers learn about the process of the geologic carbon cycle.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Encourage adding the diagram of the carbon cycle to science journals
Classroom Considerations
  • Teachers may stream the video online or download it in either high definition or low definition in MOV or WMV formats
  • Relies on prior knowledge of the water cycle, the rock cycle, and volcanic activity
  • Provides a PDF transcript of the video
  • Designed for AP and IB courses
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