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The Carbon Cycle

The Carbon Cycle
This drawing shows the carbon cycle. Click on image for full size NCAR Carbon is an element. It is part of oceans, air, rocks, soil and all living things. Carbon doesn’t stay in one place. It is always on the move! Carbon moves from the atmosphere to plants. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and traps heat in the atmosphere. Carbon moves through our planet over longer time scales as well. You can get your own minerals and fossils, as well as publications including issues of the National Earth Science Teachers Association Journal, The Earth Scientist, on rocks and minerals (Fall 2010), the ocean (Spring 2010), and Earth System science (Winter 2009) in our online store! Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store! The Spring 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist, focuses on the ocean, including articles on polar research, coral reefs, ocean acidification, and climate. You might also be interested in: The Periodic Table of the Elements Carbon Dioxide - CO2 Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a kind of gas.

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