This data set includes the water, carbon and nitrogen cycles. Each biogeochemical term is identified by its cycle, its definition, where it takes place and a diagram.
a data set by ms_thompson
created January 8, 2017
Biogeochemical Cycles Connection Game
In this game, students will choose the cycle, definition, location and diagram that correspond to the given term. This game includes the water, carbon and nitrogen cycles.
Nitrogen Cycle Matching Game
In this game, students will match the term to its definition. This game includes the nitrogen cycle only.
The Water Cycle Matching Game
In this game, students will match the term to its definition. This game includes water cycle terms only.
Biogeochemical Cycles Matching Game
In this game, students will match the term to its definition. This includes the water, carbon and nitrogen cycles.
Carbon Cycle Matching Game
In this game, students will match the term to its definition. This game includes the carbon cycle only.
Biogeochemical Cycles Sorting Game
In this game, students will choose which cycle each term belongs to.
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|transpiration||water||the process by which water evaporates from the leaves of plants||biosphere-atmosphere|
|evaporation||water||the vaporization of water||hydrosphere-atmosphere|
|precipitation||water||rain, snow, sleet or hail that falls to the ground||atmosphere-lithospere/hydrosphere|
|runoff||water||the draining away of water from land||lithosphere-hydrosphere|
|sublimation||water||the transition of water from a gas to a solid phase without liquifying first||atmosphere-lithosphere|
|condensation||water||the process by which water vapor condenses into clouds||atmosphere|
|combustion||carbon||the process by which carbon is released into the atmosphere by burning||biosphere/lithosphere-atmosphere|
|cell respiration||carbon||the process plants and animals use that cycles carbon through the biosphere and atmosphere; this process removes oxygen from the atmosphere and adds carbon dioxide||biosphere-atmosphere|
|photosynthesis||carbon||the process plants use that cycles carbon through the biosphere and atmosphere; this process removes carbon dioxide and adds oxygen to the atmosphere||atmosphere-biosphere|
|decomposition||carbon and nitrogen||the process of organic matter decaying||biosphere-lithosphere|
|carbon sink||carbon||a reservoir that stores carbon for a long period of time||lithosphere|
|nitrification||nitrogen||the oxidation of ammonia to make nitrites followed by the oxidation of nitrites to make nitrates||lithosphere|
|denitrification||nitrogen||the process of nitrate reduction that produces N2||lithosphere-atmosphere|
|assimilation||nitrogen||the process by which nitrates and ammonia are absorbed by a plant||lithosphere-biosphere|
|ammonification||nitrogen||the process of converting organic nitrogen into ammonia||biosphere-lithosphere|
|nitrogen fixation||nitrogen||the process by which nitrogen gas is converted to ammonia||atmosphere-lithosphere|
|eutrophication||nitrogen||nitrogen in runoff being carried to bodies of water||lithosphere/biosphere-hydrosphere|