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The carbon cycle - Nathaniel Manning

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What exactly is the carbon cycle? Nathaniel Manning provides a basic look into the cyclical relationship of carbon, humans and the environment.

Carbon and energy are explained as a cycle, and the lesson uses a computer as a metaphor for the crashing of the system. Explain the carbon and energy cycles in your own words, and then create your own metaphor for the cycle and its current status.

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  • Animator Jill Johnston
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