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Nitrogen recycling

In this activity students play a game to help them to understand how nitrogen gets recycled throughout the environment. They will become nitrogen atoms and move from compound to compound in different areas of the ecosystem. They then apply what they have learnt to design their own nitrogen cycle and answer questions. The activity is suitable for a first lesson on the nitrogen cycle.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students state how nitrogen is recycled throughout the environment.

  • Students apply knowledge about the nitrogen cycle.


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