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Carbon Cycle Web Game

Main Core Tie

Science - Earth Science
Standard 3 Objective 3

Time Frame

1 class periods of 45 minutes each

Group Size



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Students will explore a web game that identifies sources of carbon and the changes it goes through as it travels the carbon cycle.


Background for Teachers

This is a good introductory lesson.

Instructional Procedures

  1. Hand out student sheet (attached).
  2. Go over the procedures.
  3. Have students log on to the following website: Carbon Cycle Game
  4. Give students time to work
  5. Discuss analysis questions.

Assessment Plan


  1. 0.04%
  2. CO2, water vapor, methane & nitrous oxide -- all these molecules vibrate when they absorb heat, they help keep heat in the atmosphere
  3. 3%
  4. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants or other autotrophs take water and carbon dioxide and change it into sugar and oxygen
  5. 65%
  6. phytoplankton
  7. answers will vary
  8. No, carbon will cycle forever
  9. Answers will vary
  10. More greenhouse gases in the atmosphere


Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Created: 11/06/2014
Updated: 02/05/2018