The carbon cycle

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  • Created by: Amina
  • Created on: 11-03-13 20:20
  • Most of the chemicals that make up living tissue contain carbon. 
  • When these organisms die, the carbon is recycled, so it can become available again to next generations.

The process:

1) Carbon enters the air as C02 from respiration and combustion.

2)C02 is absorbed by producers to make carbohydrates in photosynthesis.

3) Animals feed on the plant, passing carbon compounds along a food chain. Most of the carbon they consume is EXHALED as c02 formed during

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