Modeling the Complexities of the Carbon Cycle Utilizing Excel

Type of Resource



This set of activities is about carbon sources, sinks, and fluxes among them - both with and without anthropogenic components.

Performance Expectations

HS-LS2-5   Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.

HS-ESS2-6   Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.

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