What Is the Role of Water in the Carbon Cycle?


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What is the carbon cycle?

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1. Which of the following is a way that the ocean affects the carbon cycle?

2. Phytoplankton are photosynthetic organisms that live in the ocean. They do photosynthesis to make food. What part of the carbon cycle do phytoplankton affect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The carbon cycle is an essential process relevant to life on Earth, despite the likelihood that you have never heard of it before. You can test your understanding of the carbon cycle and its relationship to the Earth's water by taking this online quiz. The quiz questions will assess you on specific points related to the subject, such as the specifics of the carbon cycle and how it is affected by water.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Defining the carbon cycle
  • How the ocean affects the carbon cycle
  • The carbon cycle and phytoplankton
  • How the oceans return carbon to Earth
  • Precipitation and the carbon cycle

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the main points from the corresponding lesson on the carbon cycle and its relationship to the Earth's water supply
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you have drawn the most pertinent information regarding the carbon cycle and water when you went over the lesson
  • Making connections - draw the connections between the carbon cycle and water, specifically how various water sources affect the transfer of carbon on Earth

Additional Learning

Get more facts about this subject by reading the associated lesson called What is the Role of Water in the Carbon System? This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Understanding the carbon cycle
  • The steps in the carbon cycle
  • How the ocean affects the carbon cycle
  • The role of precipitation and groundwater in the carbon cycle