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Grade 6-8

Human Impacts: The Carbon Cycle

by Ariella F. | Science

Learning Standards: MS.PS1.1 MS.PS1.1;
5 Lessons 14:27
  1. 1. What is carbon? 3:07
  2. 2. Photosynthesis 1:41
  3. 3. Animal Respiration and Decomposition 2:30
  4. 4. Short vs Long Term Carbon Cycle 2:33
  5. 5. Create your own carbon molecule 4:36

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"Learn how the finite amount of carbon on this planet is able to move through our environment. Understand the short and long-term effects of the carbon cycle to better understand our atmosphere. Begin to explore how the carbon cycle impacts our daily life.

Examine troublesome environmental issues stemming from the greenhouse effect, carbon emissions, and surface mining."


Carbon Art

Course overview


What is carbon?

Students will be introduced to carbon and its relevance to everyday life.



Students will understand the importance of photosynthesis in the carbon cycle.


Animal Respiration and Decomposition

Students will understand the importance of respiration and decomposition in the carbon cycle.


Short vs Long Term Carbon Cycle

Students will understand the difference between the short and long-term carbon cycle.


Create your own carbon molecule

Students will create their own carbon molecule

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  • Atmosphere
  • Biology
  • Carbon
  • Carbon Cycle
  • Science Experiment

Recommended Materials

Paper, scissor, glue/tape, round objects to trace (optional), string


Ariella is finishing up her senior year at Barnard where she will graduate with a BA in Economics. She has been tutoring for 6 years and works with students ranging in age from 6-20. While Ariella specializes in Economics, she has a strong sense of numbers and also tutors students in math. She has been tutoring with Gooroo since November 2019 and has taught Gooroo Live and Gooroo Courses in STEM topics as a result of her comprehensive liberal arts education.

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