the phosphorus cycle
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how about we go on a mini virtual trip and learn and see how this cycle works
The phosphorus cycle is the biogeochemical cycle that describes the movement of phosphorus through the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.
sir, what is the Phosphorus Cycle?
the six steps of Phosphorus Cycle are weathering, Fertilizer, Excretion and Decomposition, Dissolved Phosphates, Geologic Uplift
can you remind me what is the first step of the phosphorus cycle and explain
the first step is weathering. weathering of uplifted rocks contributes phosphates to the land. Some phosphates make their way back to the ocean
what is the second step of the phosphorus cycle and explain
phosphate fertilizer applied to fields can run off directly into streams, become part of a soil pool, or be absorbed by plants
the second step of the phosphorus cycle is fertilizer
okay Sasha, what's the third step of the cycle?
it is the excretion by animals and decomposition of both animals and plants release phosphates on land or in water
can you explain the process?
oh easy, excretion and decomposition.
alright now someone say the second last step of the cycle with a brief explanation
Dissolved phosphates is the precipitate out of solution and contribute to the ocean sediments. Conversion of sediments into phosphate rocks is a very slow process
the second last step is Dissolved Phosphates
Geologic forces can slowly lift up phosphate rocks from the ocean floor (the rocks thick with phosphate in them) to form mountains
we are now in the final step of the cycle. who would like to end of the trip with saying the last step of the cycle
i'd like to answer!the final step is Geologic Uplift