08-02_task2zin33.docx - Name Zin Peterson Date 10\/21 School GHS Facilitator Ms Adams 8.02 Nitrogen Cycle Directions Answer the following questions about

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Name: Zin Peterson Date: 10/21 School: GHS Facilitator: Ms. Adams 8.02 Nitrogen Cycle Directions: Answer the following questions about the nitrogen cycle. 1. Why is atmospheric nitrogen (N 2 ) not available for plants and animals to use? The bonds are so strong and cannot be broke apart for use 2. What is the process called that converts atmospheric nitrogen into organic nitrogen compounds that can be used by plants? Nitrogen fixation 3. What types of plants are able to convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogen forms that can be used by plants? In 3-4 sentences, describe how these plants carry out this process. Legumes have the ability to transform atmospheric nitrogen that are useful to the plants. This process is called nitrogen fixation 4. What are the nitrogen compounds in the soil that plants can use? [hint: 2 types/ions] Compounds such as nitrate, nitrite, ammonia and ammonium can
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