This informational text resource is intended to support reading in the content area. The text describes the carbon cycle and its dynamic nature. Carbon dioxide is recycled by plants and other autotrophs, considered "sinks." Animals and heterotrophs give off carbon dioxide as a by-product of the process of cellular respiration. In addition, human activity, accelerated by industrial activity, produces more carbon dioxide than autotrophs can handle, leading to global warming.
Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts, English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: carbon cycle, carbon dioxide, biogeochemical cycle, carbon sink, carbon source, Everglades, organic carbon, carbon, mangroves, text complexity, mangrove, informational text
The text's grade band recommendation is based on a text complexity analysis of a quantitative measure, qualitative rubric, and reader and task considerations.
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Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Sarah Gilbert, Jennifer Storer, Tribal Energy and Environmental Information Clearinghouse, National Science Foundation
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Florida State University
Access Privileges: Public
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