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The Carbon Cycle

Thinkport, Maryland Public Television

This narrated slide presentation shows the carbon cycle, looking at various parts of this biogeochemical sequence by examining carbon reservoirs and how carbon is exchanged among them and the atmosphere.

Presentation length: 3:30 minutes.

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Teaching Tips

  • Additional suggestions to use this resource are available at the website.

About the Science

  • Brief and engaging introduction to the carbon cycle and how humans are part of the natural cycle.
  • Comments from expert scientist: The content provided on carbon cycle is simple and accurate. It highlights the natural and anthropogenic components of the cycle.

About the Pedagogy

  • There are multiple resources connected with this visualization, including background information, a printable note-taking page, recommendations for assessments, links to other resources, and additional ways to use the resource.
  • This resource provides a mechanism by which students can connect science and history.
  • Reviewers felt that it was also valuable in the context of the suite of learning activities in which it is embedded.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • To see the site as it was designed, viewer should set monitor resolution to at least 1024 x 768 pixels and maximize browser window.
  • Adobe flash required
  • Window should be expandable so that text can be read. This text is what the audio portion provides.
  • This activity is embedded in a much broader suite of activities and navigating through the suite can be confusing to the user.

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