Carbon Cycle Game

In this interactive, regionally-relevant carbon cycle game, students are challenged to understand the role of carbon in global climate change. They imagine that they are carbon molecules and travel via different processes through carbon reservoirs on the Colorado Plateau (the Four Corners area of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah). This game can be adapted to other regions.

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Colorado Plateau Climate Science and Solutions Partnership
Northern Arizona University; Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
Game takes about 40-60 minutes depending on age level and depth of discussion.

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