Carbon Cycle and Anthropogenic Activities

  • Use a classroom/ laboratory activity using an interactive simulation and associated exercises to explore and analyze how human activities may affect the natural carbon cycle, and to discuss the potential effects on the Earth’s climate.
  • Next, take a classroom/laboratory activity “Carbon Lab” to further explore the topic in an engaging manner.
  • This activity uses a simulation and associated exercises for students to explore and analyze possible anthropogenic impacts on the carbon cycle, and how such changes may impact our climate.
  • Read the overview of the Carbon Lab here.
  • Take the activity described in The Carbon Cycle as Step 1, Step 2, and For Your Consideration.
  • Questions/assignments are available at the end of the activities in The Carbon Cycle (Step 1, Step 2, and For Your Consideration).