In this lesson we will cover: The Carbon Cycle
The movement of carbon from one area to another is the basis for the carbon cycle. Carbon is important forall life on Earth. All living things are made up of carbon. Carbon is produced by both natural and human -made sources.
Natural Carbon Releases into the Atmosphere
Carbon is released into the atmosphere from both natural and man-made causes Gases containing carbon move between the oceans surface and the atmosphere through a process called diffusion. Volcanic activity is a source of carbon into the atmosphere.
How do humans place carbon in the atmosphere
Combustion of fossil fuels
Why do we have to recycle carbon?
The earth has an abundance of carbon dioxide which is a greenhouse gas present in the atmosphere. This can create problems in our environment
Some illustrations for the Carbon Cycle