In this interactive diagram of the carbon cycle, students can click on the carbon stores and processes to view photos, videos, and captions.
This resource would work well for virtual learning or in schools where students are one-to-one with devices.
This is a well-constructed interactive. By clicking on various parts of the cycle, the user can either view a short video about the topic or a static diagram with more information.
Students can click the underlined words in the transcript to view the definition.
A transcript of the carbon cycle is located below the interactive diagram.
Before using this resource, students could make a list of all the components of the carbon cycle and label them as processes or carbon sinks. After using the interactive diagram, students could update their lists.
In small groups, students could identify which parts of the carbon cycle have been impacted by humans and how these impacts have damaged the cycle.
This resource consists of an interactive web page that explores different aspects of the carbon cycle. Individual processes and components can be clicked on and either a short video (with transcript) or text is displayed which provides detail. The interface feels somewhat outdated, but the information presented is sound. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS2: Earth's Systems
MS-ESS2-1 Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
MS-ESS2-2 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales.
HS-ESS2-6 Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 3: Developing Claims and Using Evidence
D3.3.6-8 Identify evidence that draws information from multiple sources to support claims, noting evidentiary limitations.