Skip to main content
Preview the Course
Grade 6-8

Ecosystem Dynamics: Cycles of Matter

by Max S. | Science

Learning Standards: MS.LS2.2 MS.LS2.2;
3 Lessons 9:05
  1. 1. Carbon Cycle 2:53
  2. 2. Nitrogen Cycle 2:35
  3. 3. Water Cycle 3:37

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"Key ingredients in the ecosystem - water, carbon, nitrogen - are recycled and reused every day. Explore the building blocks of life, the importance of bacteria, and reacquaint yourself with the changing states of matter.

Break down the key elements of an ecosystem and look deeper into how these features interact and evolve over time."


Groundwater Filtration Experiment

Course overview


Carbon Cycle

Students will learn the importance of carbon and how it cycles through the ecosystem


Nitrogen Cycle

Students will learn the importance of nitrogen and how it cycles through the ecosystem


Water Cycle

Students will learn how water is continually used and replenished in an ecosystem

See more


  • Carbon
  • Ecosystem
  • Matter
  • Nitrogen
  • Water
  • Water Cycle

Recommended Materials

Coffee Filters, Sand, Gravel, Muddy Water


Max is a physics enthusiast and rising senior at Rutgers University. Academically, he is most intrigued by the intuitive and approachable nature of forces and mechanics. Outside of physics, Max likes to stay active and follow sports.

See full profile