Name:_____________________ Chemistry in the Community The Carbon Cycle Date:______________ Directions: Go to this link: http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/water/co2_cycle.html and read through the information provided. Complete the questions below based on your reading. 1. Draw a picture of the carbon cycle in the space below. Be sure to label your diagram. 2. Fill in the blanks: Carbon is an ______________. It is part of __________, __________, __________, soil and all living things. Carbon doesn’t stay in one place. It is always on the move! 3. Describe the process of how carbon moves from the atmosphere to plants. 4. Describe the process of how carbon moves from plants to animals. 5. Describe the process of how carbon moves from plants and animals to the ground. 6. Describe the process of how carbon moves from living things to the atmosphere. 7. Describe the process of how carbon moves from fossil fuels to the atmosphere when fuels are burned. 8. Describe the process of how carbon moves from the atmosphere to the oceans. 9. What type of gas is carbon dioxide?__________________ What effect does this have on our atmosphere?____________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ 10. How has the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere changed over the past 150 years? 11. Why is carbon important? 12. How can carbon be hazardous? Now you are ready for the carbon cycle game! Click on the following link to access the carbon cycle game: http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/climate/carbon_cycle.html For this online interactive game you are playing the role of carbon atoms. You will travel through the carbon cycle. While going through the carbon cycle, create a "map" documenting you journey through the carbon cycle on a separate sheet of paper. You can use colored pencils! After completing this activity, you are to write a paragraph in the space below about your trip through the carbon cycle. Include information about (1) where you went, and (2) how you got to each destination.