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1

Name 2 ways animals put carbon back into the atmosphere

•respiration
•decay

2

Name the 5 main subjects in the carbon cycle

•the atmosphere
•plants
•animals
•dead organisms
•fossil fuels

3

How does carbon go into fossil fuels in the cycle?

Burial and sedimentation of dead organisms

4

Which two subjects in the carbon cycle produce carbon through respiration?

Animals and plants

5

Name 3 ways carbon re enters the atmosphere in the cycle

•respiration from plants and animals
•decomposition of dead organisms
•combustion of fossil fuels

6

How does carbon get into the animals?

They eat the plants that contain carbon from photosynthesis

7

Name 2 processes that remove carbon from the atmosphere

•photosynthesis
•dissolved in oceans

8

Why have the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere remained the same for the past 200 million years?

The various natural processes that move carbon dioxide into and out of the atmosphere had achieved a balance