The Carbon Cycle

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This module contains:

  •  An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary that covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with an answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module

The Carbon Cycle

The carbon cycle helps us understand how carbon transfers between different reservoirs on Earth. Understanding this cycle enables us to examine its role in maintaining a stable climate and carbon balance on Earth. We need to understand that the carbon cycle plays a key role in regulating Earth's global temperature and climate by controlling the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

This ​A-Level Carbon Cycle module will enable students to:​

  • Discuss the processes involved in the carbon cycle;
  • Discuss how carbon maintains the planet’s health;
  • Examine how human activities threaten the carbon cycle through time;
  • Discuss the connection between the carbon cycle and the global climate
  • Analyse how the degradation of the carbon cycle affects human well-being; and
  • Discuss how we can address warming risks

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More Natural World Modules

​The Water Cycle is one lesson in our Natural World module. The other theory lessons can be found below: