Carbon Cycle

Carbon atoms on Earth constantly move from one location to another in the carbon cycle. Unlike the water cycle, the carbon cycle involves chemistry. The carbon cycle is strongly connected to Earth’s climate. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a greenhouse gas that keeps heat energy longer in the Earth system.

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Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science Regional/National Standards or Framework, Overview/Summary Document Climate Science, Climate Impacts, Climate and ESS, Earth's Climate, Earth's Ice, Carbon Cycle, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Global Climate, Investigating Climate, Learning Objectives, STEM National Learning Objectives PCEP
Washington State K-12 Science Learning Standards Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Regional/National Standards or Framework Earth System Science (ESS), Systems, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Ocean Thermal Energy, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Global Climate, Investigating Climate, Learning Objectives, STEM National Learning Objectives PCEP
Draft Revised American Samoa Science Standards Regional/National Standards or Framework Climate Science, Earth System Science (ESS), Climate Impacts, Earth's Matter, Energy and the Earth System, Earth's Biosphere, Earth's Climate, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Solar Energy Input, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Ocean Thermal Energy, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Major Aquatic Ecosystems, Global Climate, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts PCEP
Alignment of Draft Revised American Samoa Science Standards with PCEP Climate Education Framework at Middle School Level Regional/National Standards or Framework, PCEP Planning/Coordination Climate Science, Earth System Science (ESS), Climate Impacts, Systems, Climate and ESS, Earth's Matter, Energy and the Earth System, Earth's Biosphere, Earth's Climate, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Earth's Energy Budget, Solar Energy Input, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Reflection Energy Outflow, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Major Aquatic Ecosystems, Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Regional Climates, Global Climate, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts PCEP

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The abundance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is controlled by biogeochemical cycles that continually move these components between their ocean, land. life, and atmosphere reservoirs. The abu... Explanation Carbon Cycle, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect) Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Life - including microbes, plants, and animals and humans - is a major driver of the global carbon cycle and can influence global climate by modifying the chemical makeup of the atmosphere. The geo... Explanation Atmosphere, Carbon Cycle, Life Affects Climate Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Natural processes that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere operate slowly when compared to the processes that are now adding it to the atmosphere. Thus, carbon dioxide introduced into the atm... Explanation Carbon Cycle, Life Affects Climate Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
The amount of solar energy absorbed or radiated by Earth is modulated by the atmosphere and depends on its composition. Greenhouse gases - such as water vapor, carbon dioxide, and methane - occur n... Explanation Carbon Cycle, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect) Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Carbon atoms on Earth also constantly move around the planet in a cycle. Unlike the water cycle, the carbon cycle involves chemistry. Carbon is combined with different atoms in the different parts ... Explanation Carbon Cycle Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Science Overview PCEP

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