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What is the Carbon Cycle?

The attributes of the remarkable carbon atom make possible the existence of all organic compounds essential to life on earth. In this exercise, students will explore the carbon cycle and be able to identify carbon sources, sinks, and release agents. From The National Center for Atmospheric Research and the UCAR Office of Programs http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_4_2_14t.htm
Using this lesson in your classroom
  • Students will understand that carbon is critical to the biosphere and must continue cycling to support life on earth.
  • Students will understand and be able to identify carbon sources, sinks, and release agents in the carbon cycle.
9.5 D13, D14
D INQ 6, D INQ 9
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