This is the latest about next week’s test. You will be given one class period to do it. There will be more details on the actual test – but this should give you a place to start in preparing for the test.
Photosynthesis; Respiration Formulas (you should know this WELL)
Photosynthesis happens in the CHLOROPLAST
Respiration happens in the MITOCHONDRIA
A couple of questions about number of atoms and molecules for photosynthesis and respiration
Picture of Carbon Cycle – from book – with arrows (below – picture in two parts – should already be in their notebooks – from Dr. Art’s Guide to Science)
NOTES FOR THE PICTURE: a) You do NOT need the numbers. You DO Need the arrows. The arrows should be the same size and length as in the picture.
b) For the land biomass arrow, label the down arrow PHOTOSYNTHESIS. For the up arrow, RESPIRATION.
c) For the up arrow coming from the arrow on the left, label it BURNING FORESTS.
Why the carbon cycle is out of balance – 1-3 sentences
It is in balance everywhere except where humans are burning fossil fuels. We are moving carbon from the geosphere to the atmosphere.
Result for atmosphere – 1 sentence
The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing.
Result for planet – 1 sentence
Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. The more carbon dioxide, the warmer the air. Mean temperatures are rising.
Signs of Climate Change/ Consequences of Climate Change/ Solutions to Climate Change – from NASA web site and Carbon Nation movie.
(Carbon Cycle Pictures)