Study Jams! The Nitrogen Cycle

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Expose your class to the steps of the nitrogen cycle with this short clip. Colorful computer imagery and animation explain how nitrogen travels from the atmosphere as a gas into plants and soil, where bacteria convert it into nitrates. Plants and animals use the nitrates to construct the proteins they need. When plants and animals decompose, bacteria return the nitrates to the atmosphere as nitrogen gas. This is a terrific resource to add to your ecology curriculum!

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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  • Animated graphics and thorough explanations make the nitrogen cycle clear
  • Additional materials include vocabulary definitions that can be printed out and a self-assessment quiz
  • Supports concepts to be addressed in the Next Generation Science Standards for fifth grade life science

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