Biogeochemical Cycles Activity

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22 févr. 2014 (il y a 3 années et 7 mois)

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Biogeochemical Cycles Activity


You will randomly be assigned to a cycle. For your cycle you need to answer the following on a sheet of paper
and

learn it well enough to present to your peers. Take as many notes as possible to help you in this task. In
addition, you must create a
colorful
picture

or other model

that represents
the major events in your

cycle.
Use
your textbook (pages 371
-
374)

and oth
er books provided in class

as a resource

to prepare your presentation
.



1. What is the name of your cycle?

2
. Why is the element or compound in your cycle important to living things?

3
. Where is the largest reservoir of your element?

4
. List and explain
the key steps of your cycle.

5
. Use the key vocabulary below to ensure you talk about the main parts of your cycle.

6. What are some human impacts on your cycle?
(carbon cycle only)



Group 1: Water Cycle

Key Vocabula
ry
: Evaporation, Transpiration,
Precipitation, Percolation, Ground Water, Runoff
, Lake, Ocean


Group 2: Carbon Cycle

Key Vocabulary
: Photosynthesis, Respiration, Fossil Fuels, Decay/Decomposition, Plants, Animals,

Combustion


Group 3: Nitrogen Cycle

Key Vocabulary
: Atmospheric Nitrogen

(N
2
) , Nitrogen Fixation,
Nitrificati
on, Nitrates, Ammonia, Death/Waste,


Decomposers
, Denitrification, Plant
s, Animals, Assimilation


Group 4: Phosphorus Cycle

Key Vocabulary
: Long Term Phosphorus Cycle, Short Term

Phosphorus Cyc
le, Phosphates
,

Plants, Ani
mals
,


Decomposers, Limestone, Rocks and Minerals
, Soil, Sedimentation/Precipitation



____________________ Cycle Notes




















____________________ Cycle Diagram