Carolina EcoKits: Contributors to the Carbon Cycle

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Grades 9-12.
  • Understand and describe how photosynthesis and respiration contribute to the carbon biogeochemical cycle
  • Observe carbon cycling between plants and animals in a closed system
  • Model fossil fuel burning and observe the effects on the carbon biogeochemical system
Students study the effects of plant photosynthesis and animal respiration on carbon dioxide concentrations in a closed system using a bromthymol blue solution. In this 4-day lab exercise, students formulate and test a hypothesis around how plants and animals recycle carbon in an ecosystem. Then, students simulate the burning of fossil fuels by adding carbon dioxide to the ecosystem and observing the effects. Kit accommodates a class of 30 students working in 10 groups of 3.
Content standards
This kit is appropriate for high school students and addresses the following National Science Education Standards:
Grades 9-12
Science as Inquiry
    - Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
    - Understandings about scientific inquiry
Life Science
    - Interdependence of organisms
    - Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
Earth and Space Science
    - Geochemical cycles
Time Requirements
Preparations: 20 minutes
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