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LearningTASK:ModelEvaluation

BiologicalCycles

1.Thismodelillustrateshownaturerecycleswhatnaturalresource?Whatisyourevidence?

2.Nametwowaysthatcarbon(usuallyintheformofCO
2
)enterstheatmosphere.

3.ProcessDonthemodelusesCO
2
fromtheatmosphere.
a)LabelDonthemodelwiththenameofthisprocess.
b)WhatorganismscarryouttheprocessidentifiedinPart(a)?

4.Namethreedifferenttypesoforganismsthatreleasecarbonintotheatmosphere.Whatis
yourevidencefromthemodel?






































Vishe' Rabb
Animals/humans, auto and factory machines, and bacteria decay. An
example is the exhaust from cars or the air animals and humans breathe
out as waste.
All living organisms go through the A process. Only special bacteria to
through a di"erent process.
The model illustrates the recycling of carbon dioxide. Everything in the
diagram is giving o" carbon dioxide.
Animals and humans, and pollution/decomposition of animals.
4.Wastesanddeadorganismsmustbebrokendowninorderfortheircomponentstobeused
again.
a)Whatorganismsinthemodelcarryoutthisprocess?

b)Whatwouldhappenifdecompositiondidnotoccur?

5.Notalldeadorganismsareacteduponbydecomposers.Insteadofbeingimmediately
recycled,thecarbonfromsomeorganismsiskeptinatypeoflongtermstorage,orcarbon
sink.Usingthemodel,answerthequestionsbelowaboutthislongtermstorage.
a)Listfourmaterialsthatcontainthisstoredcarbon.

b)Whatisthecollectivetermforthesefourmaterials?

c)Howdohumansusethematerialsinthecarbonsink?

d)Whatisthescientificnamefortheprocesslistedinpart(c)?

6.Listfiveexamplesofcombustioninyoureverydaylife.

7.Manyofthecarbonbasedfuelsarecategorizedasfossilfuelsbecausetheyformedfrom
decayedorganismsovermillionsofyears.Listasmanyexamplesoffossilfuelsasyoucan.

8.HowdoesouruseofthesecarbonstoresaffecttheamountofCO
2
intheatmosphere?

*BaseduponNutrientCyclesfromPOGILActivitiesforHighSchoolBiology.






























The air becomes polluted and the process of
making oxygen from plants gets harder and they
have to learn to adapt to the changes.
Coal, fuel, oil, peat, natural gas
Transportation
Automobiles, phone chargers, tv, light bulbs,
and computers.
Carbon sink
Coal, oil, peat, natural gas.
Bacteria, fungi, and animals/humans.
There would be less carbon in the air. Less for the plants to use.
Combustion