This hands-on activity is a kinesthetic game illustrating the dynamics of the carbon cycle. Acting as carbon atoms, students travel from one carbon reservoir to another; at each reservoir they determine, by rolling dice, how long they stay in the reservoir or how likely it is that they will move to another carbon reservoir.
The activity takes two class periods but can easily be extended if the content is discussed in detail and explored further. Activity requires beads and zip tie or string.
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