What Is the Carbon Cycle? - Diagram, Process & Definition


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Carbon is found:

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1. Carbon is taken from the air to make food by the process of:

2. Living organisms return carbon back to the atmosphere in the form of CO2 through which process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Carbon, essential to living organisms, continuously circulates through our ecosystem. This quiz and worksheet combo will check your understanding of the carbon cycle, from the atmosphere to human consumption and decomposition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will need to know the following to master this quiz:

  • Where carbon can be found
  • How carbon is taken from and returned to air
  • Process of decomposition
  • How carbon can be suspended for sustained periods of time

Skills Practiced

Students taking this quiz will also practice these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the carbon cycle
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the carbon cycle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about carbon circulation

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled What is the Carbon Cycle? - Diagram, Process & Definition to learn more about how carbon cycles through Earth and the atmosphere. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Explore ways in which carbon continues to circulate when there is a fixed amount of the element in existence
  • Present photosynthesis and cellular respiration as opposite processes
  • Explain the role of decomposition in the carbon cycle
Final Exam
Chapter Exam
Glencoe Chemistry - Matter And Change Chapter 21: Hydrocarbons
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