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- Overview (PDF, 341KB) (includes learning outcomes and Standards alignment)
- Students begin to explore the carbon cycle, including the main processes or flows that move carbon between reservoirs on Earth. They first do a Quick Write and share ideas with a partner to access their prior knowledge and learn more about carbon flows and reservoirs by sorting carbon cards and viewing a video. Students then make a sketch from an image of the local estuarine/harbor ecosystem, labeling all the carbon reservoirs and flows. A reflection provides the opportunity to compare their ideas before and after the activity, and to consider what questions still remain.
- Activity Write-up (PDF, 621KB)
- Activity Powerpoint slides (PDF, 660KB)
- Activity handouts: