The Carbon Cycle and the Greenhouse Effect worksheet

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The Carbon Cycle and the Greenhouse Effect
Carbon Sinks- Anything that _____________________ carbon from the atmosphere.
Carbon Sources- Anything that ____________________ carbon to the atmosphere.
Questions
Use the carbon cycle note and diagram to help you answer the following questions.
1. a) Rank the 6 processes of the carbon cycle based on how much humans have affected them,
from the least affected to the greatest affected. (1 being least, 6 being greatest)- There is no
right answer!
b) Which of these processes can be considered a carbon source process
2. Rank the 4 carbon sinks of the carbon cycle based on how much humans have affected them,
from the least affected to the greatest affected. (1 being least, 5 being greatest)- There is no
right answer!
3. How would cutting down a forest affect the carbon cycle?
4. How would driving your car everyday affect the carbon cycle?
5. Do you produce more carbon dioxide through respiration or through combustion? Explain your
answer.
6. In your own words, what is a greenhouse gas?
7. What are some actions humans do that increase the amount of carbon dioxide (or greenhouse
gases) in the atmosphere. Make a list of these actions.
8. For three of your actions, state how you could change this action so less carbon dioxide is
released
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