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Oxygen Cycle Activities

Instructor: Nora Jarvis

Nora has a Master's degree in teaching, and has taught a variety of elementary grades.

As you teach your students about the oxygen cycle, you'll want to use several different activities to get them interested. These activities will help your students learn about the oxygen cycle while also keeping them engaged.

The Oxygen Cycle

The oxygen cycle is the process in which oxygen from the atmosphere is processed by animals and converted into carbon dioxide, which is then processed by plants and comes out as oxygen again; the oxygen then goes back into the atmosphere, completing the cycle. In a unit on the oxygen cycle, you'll want to give your students multiple ways to engage with the material. Use the following activities to help your students understand the oxygen cycle.

3D Model

In this activity, students make a 3D model of the oxygen cycle. They can choose how they'd like to represent the cycle. For example, they could make a diorama, a clay sculpture, or a mobile. Encourage your students to find ways to make visual representations and depict all the different cycles without using any words.

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