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:
- Discuss the ‘Carbon Cycle’ in the classroom.
- How do anthropogenic activities affect carbon dioxide concentrations?
About the tool
|Tool Name||Earth’s carbon cycle is off balance|
|Discipline||Environmental Sciences; Chemistry|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Carbon Cycle, Biogeochemical Cycles|
|Climate Topic||Long-term Cycles and Feedback Mechanisms|
|Type of tool||Reading|
|Grade Level||Middle School|
|Hosted at||Climate NASA Website|