Transformations in Matter and Energy Carbon TIME is an NSF-funded partnership led by Michigan State University
Activity 3.1: Large-Scale Four Questions (20 min)
Target Student Performance
Students identify carbon pools in ecosystems and processes that move carbon atoms from one pool to another.
This unit builds on previous knowledge about organic versus inorganic carbon and the carbon-transforming process of photosynthesis, biosynthesis, decomposition, and cellular respiration. If students experience difficulty making the connections in this activity, they should be provided further instruction or review before moving on.