The carbon cycle 6 mark question and answer

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The Carbon cycle

Question:Carbon is present in a wide variety of compounds in the carbon cycle.

Describe how carbon is cycles in the environment. (6 marks)

Answer: A description including some of the following points:

-photosynthetic material/plants will remove CO2 from the atmosphere

-these plants will use the CO2 to make glucose plant respiration will release CO2 into the atmosphere

--animals will eat the plants-WHICH CONTAIN CARBON

-animals and plants will eventually die and decay due to microbial/bacterial action releasing CO2

-the combustion/burning of fossil fuels will release CO2 into the atmosphere

-the burning of carbon based products made from trees will release CO2 into the atmosphere

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Alicia Rose



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