Lesson Plan

The Carbon Cycle Game

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Have you ever wanted to be an atom of carbon? The lesson allows each student to be an atom of carbon in the carbon cycle. First, they follow through the cycle as it existed before human interference. Then, they try the same activity, but the results have changed due to humans.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners illustrate their personal carbon cycles
Classroom Considerations
  • Spread out the seven areas as much as possible to reduce crowding
  • If you have a large class, consider having multiple dice or sheets at each station to prevent congestion
  • Engaging lesson involves movement rather than sitting in a lecture or reading from a book
  • Resource provides an alternative to dice for classrooms that do not have enough for all learners
  • A great activity for teaching the carbon cycle
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