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    The Carbon Cycle

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    ‘passing of the atom’ along a chain of processes is called a cycle, the series of processes in which the carbon atom goes through is called the carbon cycle. Each Carbon is the fourth most affluent element in the universe and is an important part of most molecules that make up most of the world’s natural resources and organic matter, which is why the carbon cycle is one of the most important cycles on earth. Through-out the cycle, carbon can become several different forms such as sugar, oil, diamond

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    Carbon Cycle

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    The carbon cycle involves an arrangement of events that are critical to making Earth fit for sustaining life. The recycling of inorganic matter between living organisms and their nonliving environment is known as a biogeochemical cycle. The environment is a major reservoir of carbon, as carbon dioxide is fundamental to the process of photosynthesis. The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is impacted by the reservoir of carbon in the oceans. The development of carbon through land, water, and

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    The Carbon Cycle

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    Responses to Student Guide to the Carbon Cycle Environmental Science Team Member Names: Skylar Windholz, Bailey Davis, Trinity Bonham Essential Questions: Why are many people so concerned about climate change, and what scientific evidence suggests that it is occurring? What causes can be attributed to this change? Climate change is speeding up the process of global warming. The polar ice caps have been melting at an excessive rate over the years causing dramatic changes in sea levels, salt

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    The carbon cycle is very important to human life because humans cant breathe carbon dioxide for long periods of time. Carbon dioxide is attached to the oxygen and that needs to go away so humans can breathe it properly. The plant cycle relies heavily on the carbon cycle because plants consume the carbon dioxide because the carbon dioxide and photosynthesis (light from the sun) helps their food grow. The plants then lets the oxygen go for animals and humans to breathe. When a plant dies, it gets

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    Carbon Cycle Lab

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    Lab 5: DATA TABLES: CARBON CYCLE LESSON 1 |Lesson 1: |Gaseous Carbon |Ocean Water |Fossil Fuels |Biosphere Gaseous Carbon | |Step 1 | | | | | |To Year |Atmosphere |Ocean Surface |Deep Ocean |Oil and Gas |Coal |Soil |Terrestrial Plants| |2000 |700

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    Datatable Carbon Cycle

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    DATA TABLES: CARBON CYCLE LESSON 1 Lesson 1: Step 1 Gaseous Carbon Ocean Water Fossil Fuels Biosphere Gaseous Carbon To Year Atmosphere Ocean Surface Deep Ocean Oil and Gas Coal Soil Terrestrial Plants 2000 700 1000 38000 500 2000 1800+200 700 2050 677 1000+24 38000+17 461 1979 1800+210 732 2100 674 1000+23 38000+38 431 1962 1800+225 747 Lesson 1: Step 2 Total Carbon Emissions Gaseous Carbon Ocean Water

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    Global Cycles For the thermonuclear reaction involving carbon that powers some stars, see CNO cycle. For organic chemical ring-shaped structures, see cyclic compounds. This diagram of the fast carbon cycle shows the movement of carbon between land, atmosphere, and oceans in billions of tons per year. Yellow numbers are natural fluxes, red are human contributions, white indicate stored carbon. Note this diagram does not account for volcanic and tectonic activity, which also sequesters and releases

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    The Carbon Cycle Levi Castle The Carbon Cycle is an important key to maintaining all the life on earth alive. The Carbon Cycle happens between all living things, so they all play a major role in it. It is the second most abundant element that makes up living things. Carbon affects the atmosphere throughout the years because the carbon has to travel to and from the living things. The Carbon Cycle is the series of processes by which carbon compounds are interconverted in the environment, chiefly

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    Carbon is the most important element to living things because it can form many different kinds of bonds and form essential compounds. All living things contain carbon in some form.Carbon is the primary component of macromolecules, including proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates.Carbon's molecular structure allows it to bond in many different ways and with many different elements.The carbon cycle shows how carbon moves through the living and non-living parts of the environment. Carbon

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    Carbon plus energy from the sun are the fundamentals for life on earth. How carbon moves between the atmosphere and oceans and on land among the plants, animals and microbes is the unique combination of physics and biology; elegant in its simplicity of principle and fascinating in its complexity in nature. Here is the carbon cycle from the view of a carbon atom innocently attached to two oxygen atoms as a molecule of carbon dioxide: For eons the atom floats as part of a gas in the atmosphere

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