Resources for Southeastern Forests and Climate Change Activity 7 – Carbon on the Move

Students imagine they are a carbon atom and take part in a simulation that allows them to cycle through biological and physical systems. Group work and class discussions allow students to better understand carbon pools, quantities, fluxes, and residence time–with an emphasis on how human activities can affect where carbon goes.

This is one of 13 activities that can be found in PLT’s Southeastern Forests and Climate Change secondary module. To get the activity, “Choose Your Free Curriculum” on your PLT Account homepage. Below are some supporting resources for this activity.


Download the copyright-free student pages that are included with this activity:

Carbon Pathway (PDF)

Station Cards (PDF)

Mapping Carbon (PDF)