Carbon cycle passport

Students simulate a molecule of carbon’s movement through various parts of the carbon cycle, before acting out different human impact scenarios. By inspecting differences before and after 6000 years ago, students can begin to develop an understanding of the onset of human environmental impacts on different Earth systems processes.

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Royal Meteorological Society climate change content quality mark

~ 1 hour


Download the resource below for step by step guidance and extension ideas. 

What you need

  • Passports for each student
  • Stamps or stickers for each station

Seven each of:

  • Dice
  • Station signs
  • Movement cards
  • 'After human interference' cards

Curriculum links

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geography


  • Indoors or Outdoors