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Grade 6-8

Cycles of Our World: The Carbon Cycle

by Payton M. | Science

5 Lessons 20:30
  1. 1. Intro 2:27
  2. 2. Photosynthesis 2:33
  3. 3. Cellular respiration 3:21
  4. 4. Fossil Fuels 3:27
  5. 5. Carbon cycle model 8:42

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"Discover the stages of the carbon cycle from photosynthesis to cellular respiration to creating CO2 byproducts. Learn the relationships in the carbon cycle.

Via your favorite types of Youtube videos, travel through the cycles of the world. Learn processes from cellular respiration to water purification."


Carbon cycle Drama Model

Course overview



Students will learn of carbon’s essential nature in our ecosystem



Students will learn some of the functions of carbon, and the methods used by plants to convert co2 into glucose.


Cellular respiration

Students will learn about the process of cellular respiration.


Fossil Fuels

Students will be introduced to the concept of fossil fuels


Carbon cycle model

We will build a diagram of the carbon cycle, themed after today’s episode

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  • carbon
  • carbon cycle
  • Cellular Respiration
  • cycles
  • Photosynthesis

Recommended Materials

Paper, colored pencils


Payton is a composer and orchestrator who recently graduated with High Honors in music from Wesleyan University. His passion for environmental advocacy, education, and activism is spurred by a love of nature and burning hate for climate change denialism.

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