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Introduction to the Carbon Cycle


An infographic that describes the Carbon Cycle and how anthropogenic activities affect the Carbon Cycle. This infographic by NASA explains how higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere due to anthropogenic activities are affecting the natural carbon cycle.

Students will learn about the carbon cycle and the absorption of carbon dioxide by the land and oceans. They will further be introduced to facts and figures regarding the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Discuss the ‘Carbon Cycle’ in the classroom.
  2. How do anthropogenic activities affect carbon dioxide concentrations?
About Tool
Tool Name Earth’s carbon cycle is off balance 
Discipline Environmental Sciences; Chemistry; Earth Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Carbon Cycle, Biogeochemical Cycles
Climate Topic Long-term Feedback Mechanisms
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level Middle School
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by NASA 
Hosted at Climate NASA Website
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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