Carbon Journey Game

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.

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Environmental Literacy Framework
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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Both PowerPoint slides and carbon journey activity are well-organized and easy to implement.

A glossary with relevant terms is included.

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