Author:
Sarah Boesen
Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Assessment, Simulation
Level:
Middle School, High School
Tags:
  • AEA Learning Online OER
  • Iowa K-12 E-Curriculum
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Interactive, Video

    Education Standards

    Carbon Cycle

    Overview

    Series of resources about the carbon cycle  with an accompanying assessment at the end.  

    Learning Goals

    Learning Goals

    1. List factors that contribute to transfer of carbon within Earth's systems. 

    2. Describe how those factors contribute to an increase or decrease of carbon within Earth's systems. 

    3. Create a model of the carbon cycle including the informaiton from goals 1 and 2.

    Carbon Storage Research

    Carbon Storage Research

    Steps to Complete Learning Goals

    Work through the resources listed to learn about the carbon cycle.  With each resource, take notes on the factors that affect the carbon cycle and if they increase or decrease carbon in a system.  Then create a model with the information learned.  When finished, take the assessment. 

     

     

    Resource 1: Carbon Cycle Game

    Go to the simulation linked below.  When working through the simulation, take notes in a table like the one listed below.  

    Factor Affecting Carbon FlowHow Factor Impacts an Earth SystemIncrease or Decrease Carbon?
       
       

    Carbon Cycle Simulation

    Resource 2: Carbon Cycle Video

    Go to the video linked below.  While watching the video, pause and take notes in a table like the one listed below.  

    Factor Affecting Carbon FlowHow Factor Impacts an Earth SystemIncrease or Decrease Carbon?
       
       
    Carbon Cycle

     

    Carbon Cycle Model

    Create a model of the carbon cycle.  Use arrows to show carbon moving from one place ot another.  Along the arrow write the names of processes and the process is increasing or decraseing the carbon within that part of Earth. 

    Assessment

    Work through the assessment (Google forms) after you complete the previous sections.