MYP 7 Science - Chemistry

MYP 7.3.2: The carbon cycle and fossil fuels


  • To know that fossil fuels formed over millions of years from living matter.
  • To name coal, oil and natural gas as fossil fuels
  • To understand the movement of carbon around the globe
  • To understand that the majority of fossil fuels are used for energy production (including transport)
  • To know that fossil fuels are a valuable feedstock
  • To understand the finite nature of fossil fuels
  • To understand man's influences on global carbon dioxide levels.


The carbon cycle

The carbon cycle:

The carbon cycle (3m 54s)

The carbon cycle (4m 22s)

The greenhouse effect (1m 55s)

Spotlight Science 7: p124-125, 128-129

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