Carbon cycle
I can draw and label the carbon cycle
I can color code my diagram (look at your
notes and you can place a picture here of
your work).
Puts CO2 into the atmosphere
Takes CO2 out of the atmosphere
Carbon sink
My definitions are done
My pictures are done
My scales are done
I can explain the greenhouse effect
The greenhouse effect is a natural process that warms the Earth's surface. When the Sun's energy reaches the
Earth's atmosphere, some of it is reflected back to space and the rest is absorbed and re-radiated by greenhouse
I know what gasses make up the atmosphere Nitrogen, Oxygen, Argon, Carbon Dioxide
I know how CO2 levels are measured from
thousands of years ago
From small samples of ancient air stored in glacial ice.
I know what the keeling curve is
The Keeling Curve is a graph of the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere
I know the difference between carbon
source and carbon sink
Carbon source stores carbon. Carbon sink is a asset that takes carbon from the atmosphere
Level 4
Level 3: Proficient
Level 2: Progressing towards Proficient
I know what gasses are responsible for the
greenhouse effect and how they affect
global temperatures
water vapor, ozone, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. These gases help trap the sun’s warmth in the
planets lower atmosphere.
I know the relationship between CO2 levels
in the atmosphere and the deforestation of
the Amazon forest
the fallen trees are burned or left to rot, additional carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere.
Based on the carbon cycle, I can predict how More fossil fuels mean more,co2 being produced, which could lead to global warming and death in the biosphere,
the parts of the cycles will be affected when animals and humans.
burning of fossil fuels increase
I can explain how government regulations on
CO2 emissions have changed over time and
the effects of those changes. I can predict
future changes based on new regulations.
the process of burning
Fossil fuels
a natural fuel such as
coal or gas, formed in
the geological past from
the remains of living
the trapping of the sun's
warmth in a planet's
lower atmosphere due
to the greater
transparency of the
atmosphere to visible
radiation from the sun
than to infrared
radiation emitted from
the planet's surface.
the envelope of gases
surrounding the earth
or another planet
Carbon sink
a forest, ocean, or other
natural environment
viewed in terms of its
ability to absorb carbon
dioxide from the
A pool (reservoir) that
releases carbon to
another part of the
carbon cycle.