Each of the 6 stages that a water molecule travels

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! Each of the 6 stages that a water molecule travels through are correctly described (15 points total, 2.5 points each) ! The roles of both human and non-human living things are correctly included (4 points) ! The role of the sun is correctly described (1 point) ! The rap rhymes and flows (5 points) Option 2 : Write a Mock Interview You and your partner will perform a pretend interview in front of the class to demonstrate your understanding of the water cycle. One of you will pretend to be a famous water molecule, and the other will be the interviewer (Be funny like Jimmy Fallon or more serious like Oprah – the tone is up to you!) You and your partner will write a script of the conversation the two of you will have. The interviewer will ask the water molecule to explain what a day is like – where it travels, what it is a part of, and what human and non- human organisms it interacts with. Don’t forget the importance of the sun! Use the point guide below to make sure you include every part! ! Each of the 6 stages that the water molecule travels through are correctly described (15 points total, 2.5 points each) ! The roles of both human and non-human living things are correctly included (4 points) ! The role of the sun is correctly described (1 point) ! The dialogue flows back and forth conversationally and has the tone of an interview (5 points)
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Ecology Unit © It’s Not Rocket Science 2016 14 Activity: Carbon Cycle Cartoon Comic Strip Introduction : Think about one of the millions of carbon atoms that is inside of you right now. You didn’t create it and it wasn’t always inside of you. It has existed for millions of years, and it will continue to exist for millions of years more according to the Law of Conservation of Matter. In essence, you are simply borrowing this atom for your relatively short stay on Earth. Think about where your carbon atom could have been in the past. It might have a very interesting history! Has it been in oceans? Lakes? Soil? Fossil fuel? Air? Has it been part of bacteria? Algae? A puppy? A dinosaur? A famous actor or basketball player? Chances are it has been in many places and part of many different organisms, and today it will be your job to create your own version of its past. Geochemical cycles (or nutrient cycles) explain how matter moves from one organism to another, between organisms and the environment, and from one part of the environment to another. In this activity you will use your understanding of the carbon cycle to write a fictional, but scientifically plausible, story about where a carbon atom inside of you may have once been. Goal : Write and illustrate a fictional and creative cartoon entitled, “The History of a Carbon Atom.” The story will detail the history of an atom that currently resides inside of you.
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