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Details : Your atom should spend time in multiple abiotic (nonliving) and biotic (living) parts of ecosystems. Explain how the atom gets into and out of each organism or part of the ecosystem. For example, is it taken in by ingestion (feeding) or by diffusion for photosynthesis? Does it go in through the mouth, through stomata? Use your vocabulary words to correctly describe the stages of the cycle the atom is passing through! Be fun and creative, but also depict an accurate representation of the carbon cycle. Begin millions of years ago or more recently—your choice. Your cartoon needs to have 8 boxes. In each box include a picture and a descriptive statement. In your descriptive statement, label which specific step in the carbon cycle your atom is going through. You can do this simply by underlining a word in your statement. Ex. I eat an apple from an apple tree. Or by labeling the step in parentheses. Ex. I eat an apple from an apple tree. (Consumption) Where to start : On scratch paper write out your 8 sentences depicting where your carbon atom will travel before it ends up to you. Show me to get checked for correctness before you start drawing! Once checked, fold a blank sheet of computer paper in half vertically (hotdog), then horizontally (hamburger) twice to make 8 squares. Each square/box on your template should represent a different place your atom travels through. Make sure each box has neatly drawn and colored pictures, and captions that clearly explain how the atom is moving from location to location.
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Ecology Unit © It’s Not Rocket Science 2016 15 Activity: Nitrogen Cycle Introduction: Nitrogen is one of the essential elements for all life on Earth. Nitrogen is especially important in forming two macromolecules – nucleic acids (DNA and RNA!) and proteins. But, that is not all nitrogen can be! Today you will play the role of a nitrogen atom and physically travel through different locations that nitrogen can be. You will become different forms of nitrogen and go through many of the processes in the nitrogen cycle. Details : Around the room you will see different stations that have pictures of where nitrogen can exist. Pick one to begin. Roll the dice at your station and read the card to indicate what will happen to your nitrogen atom and where it will travel to next. Fill in the chart below based on what you read. Then go to your next location and continue until your nitrogen has traveled to 8 places. Note: if you roll the dice and you have to go back to a place you have been before – that’s okay! Go where it tells you to go. We will discuss once everyone is finished. Table : Trip Starting Location What happened? Where are you going next? What form of nitrogen are you now?
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