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Grade 6-8

Cycles of Our World: The Nitrogen Cycle

by Payton M. | Science

5 Lessons 19:29
  1. 1. Intro 3:04
  2. 2. Lighning 2:41
  3. 3. Nitrogen fixing 3:34
  4. 4. Denitrification 3:44
  5. 5. Nitrogen cycle tactile model 6:26

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"Investigate the nitrogen cycle through ASMR - a video phenomenon that uses close-up sounds, tapping, and soft speaking. Explore the various bacterial reactions that allow N2 nitrogen gas to be fixed into nitrates useable by animal life.

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


Tactile ASMR Worksheet

Course overview



An introduction to the framing device, and to the importance of nitrogen to all life on earth



Students will learn how lightning can create nitrates


Nitrogen fixing

Students will learn how bacteria turn N2 gas into ammonia, and then into nitrates



Students will learn about denitrifying bacteria that live in bogs and swamps


Nitrogen cycle tactile model

Students will create a tactile model of the nitrogen cycle

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  • ASMR
  • Cycles
  • Nitrates
  • Nitrogen
  • Nitrogen Cycle

Recommended Materials

Paper, Glitter glue, colored pencils, assorted nuts and dried fruit, string or yarn, scissors


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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