The Carbon Cycle

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An overview of the carbon cycle and how it impacts life on Earth
A description of how processes such as photosynthesis take carbon out of the atmosphere, and other processes that release carbon into the atmosphere
A discussion of how humans are affecting the carbon cycle
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

In this class, we will be looking at the processes involved in the carbon cycle, and why these processes are necessary for life on Earth. We will look at the processes that take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, and those that release it into the atmosphere. We will then discuss how humans affect the carbon cycle.

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If you found this class interesting, you may like to watch our free Careers Guidance Class 'Becoming a Climate Change Officer' to see how you apply the lessons you've learned in this class to a career. 

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Year 7-9 and S1-S3. This class is helpful for those students who have covered the Carbon Cycle before but would benefit from revising the topic once more.  

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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