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6th, 7th, 8th


Science, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences

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  • Videos, 10 minutes, 34 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Videos, 2 minutes, 44 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Videos, 5 minutes, 38 seconds, CC, Subtitles

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Carbon Cycle and Climate

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  • In this interactive textbook lesson, students will read information, interpret data, and view videos to learn about carbon and the carbon cycle.
  • The resource includes reflection questions and an interactive quiz.
Teaching Tips


  • The resource explains the process of the carbon cycle clearly.
  • The quiz at the end of the chapter allows students and teachers to gain immediate feedback.
  • Teachers can edit the chapter and add additional resources before assigning them to the class. 
  • When signed in, students can access a toolbar that allows them to highlight, take notes, view summaries, and use additional resources.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have a basic understanding of greenhouse gases and their impact on the planet.
  • Teachers and students must sign in to use some of the interactive features.


  • Chemistry or biology classes could examine the chemical reactions outlined in this lesson and discuss the vital role carbon plays in essential processes such as photosynthesis and respiration.
  • Earth science classes could discuss how carbon emissions from human activity disrupt the carbon cycle.
Scientist Notes
This resource is suitable and valid for students to learn the process of the carbon cycle and its interaction at short-term and long-term cycles. This 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.
    • 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.
    • LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
      • MS-LS1-6 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
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