The Carbon Dioxide - Oxygen Cycle

Using activity sheets, students describe the natural cycling of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the Earth's system and  analyze how human activity impacts this cycle.  Students cut and paste labels into diagrams. Several concluding questions are available.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
GLE 0701.2.5
Understand strategies for expressing ideas clearly and effectively in a variety of oral contexts.
GLE 0707.3.2
Investigate the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between living things and the environment.
 
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Learning objectives: 
  • To describe the natural cycling of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the Earth system
  • To analyze changes in the Earth's carbon cycle as a result of human activity

Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

Helpful Hints

Materials:

  • Copy of Student Activity Sheets
  • paper/pencil
  • colored pencil or marker
  • scissors

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