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Carbon Cycle Caper



Overall learning objective for Carbon Cycle Caper:

Through this activity students will understand the carbon cycle, how it has been affected by our use of fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution, and how this underlies current concerns about climate change.


Learning outcomes for each game within Carbon Cycle Caper:

  • Game 1: To identify the six areas where carbon is present in the biosphere – and in what form.
  • Game 2: Introduce or reinforce the key processes by which carbon moves around the carbon cycle.
  • Game 3: To understand what the carbon cycle was like before the Industrial Revolution.
  • Game 4: To understand what the carbon cycle has been like since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and how that has affected the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.