Carbon Cycle

Updated: 2/11/2021
Carbon Cycle

Storyboard Text

  • Today we are going to learn all about the Carbon Cycle, and how it relates to our lives/ environments
  • Hi my name is Doctor Anderson and welcome to my lab.
  • This is going to be a very special day because we are going to visit 4 different locations to give us a deeper look about Carbon in our earth/atmosphere.
  • Let's get started!
  • 3.) Just like I mentioned, burning fossil fuels like coal and oil puts more carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. Too much of these greenhouse gases can cause Earth's atmosphere to trap more and more heat. This causes Earth to warm up, which is one of the biggest factors of global warming.
  • 2.) All around the world there are different factories and places that burn fossil fuels, these fuels are used to produce energy.
  • 1.) The first place we have arrived in is a factory, which has a big impact on the Carbon Cycle.
  • 3.) Plants that die and are buried may turn into fossil fuels made of carbon like coal and oil over millions of years.
  • 1.) Next we are at a garden with flowers/ plants.
  • 2.) Plants absorb carbon dioxide, water and sunlight to make their own food, grow and release oxygen through photosynthesis.
  • 2.) Another interesting way Carbon enters the ocean is from mammals. It also occurs when organisms die, their dead cells, shells and other parts sink into deep water. These particles releases carbon dioxide into this deep water.
  • 1.) Next we are at the ocean. The ocean takes up carbon dioxide through photosynthesis by plant-like organisms ( for example phytoplankton.) And in the ocean Carbon actually dissolves into the water.
  • 2.) As old trees/ objects burn down, or are consumed in a forest fire, their carbon is again released to the air as carbon dioxide.
  • 1.) Ahh Fire! This is another example of how Carbon is released into the earth/ atmosphere.