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The Carbon Cycle Game

By rolling a die, students will simulate a molecule of carbon's movement throughout various sinks and sources within the carbon cycle
Using this lesson in your classroom
Movement of carbon through various aspects of the natural environment is the focus of much scientific research.  Global warming and climate change can be attributed to the increased amount of heat-trapping gases, such as carbon dioxide.  Students must develop an understanding of how carbon moves through the environment in order to appreciate the complexity of developing solutions to address problems associated with climate change.  In addition, since anthropogenic influences impact how much carbon is reintroduced to the active carbon cycle, students should recognize that human actions affect the environment.
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Standards:
9.5 D13, D14
D INQ 6, D INQ 9, D INQ 10
Teacher Materials
Student Movement Cards, 2 sets [0.0 KB]
Student Data Sheet [0.0 KB]
The Carbon Cycle Game Lesson [0.0 KB]
Related Resources
What is the Carbon Cycle?
CO2 Emissions from Burning Fossil Fuels