The carbon cycle

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step 1

The only process that removes carbon dioxide from the air is photosynthesis- plants use it to make carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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Step 2

Animals eat the plants and the carbon compounds are passed along to animals in a food chain.

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Step 3

Both plant and animal respiration put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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Step 4

plants and animals die and decay

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Step 5

They are decomposed by fungi and bacteria. These decomposers release carbon dioxide back into the air by respiration and as they break down material.

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Step 6

Fossil fuels are burned/ combusted. This releases carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere. 

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