Carbon Adventures: A game to teach the carbon cycle

Brooks Coal Mine, Colorado, circa 1905

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Arizona State University (ASU)

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This lesson plan is designed to introduce the complexity of the carbon cycle to students. By the end of the game, students should understand that carbon can take many forms throughout the carbon cycle, and that no set pathway exists in the cycle.

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No

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