Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle


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Photosynthesis is a process in plants that uses _____and produces energy and oxygen.

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1. What are the largest reservoirs for carbon on Earth?

2. In what ways can nitrogen gas be broken down into nutrients for plants?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle are important processes for the earth, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of both cycles. Quiz questions include topics like photosynthesis, carbon and nitrogen.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your understanding of the following details:

  • Largest carbon reservoirs on Earth
  • The products plants use during photosynthesis
  • Ways carbon can return to atmosphere
  • Ways nitrogen gas can be broken down for plants
  • Importance of legumes

Skills Practiced

* Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related nitrogen and carbon cycles lesson

* Making connections- use your understanding of the plants to know how they produce energy and oxygen

*Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation

Additional Learning

To learn more about environmental cycles, review the corresponding lesson called Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen and Carbon Cycle. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains carbon cycle
  • Defines photosynthesis, respiration, and combustion
  • Explains nitrogen cycle
  • Defines nitrogen fixation and assimilation