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Cycling of Matter and Flow of Energy NGSS


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Do your students need to learn about the nitrogen cycle, carbon cycle, and oxygen cycle? Students will make a model to show the cycling of matter. Students will learn that matter is cycled through our Earth’s systems. This resource provides great background information and reading passages on the nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen cycles. This resource addresses both MS NGSS and a similar Utah SEEd standard. ✍

Why do you need this resource?

  • No-prep, ready to use
  • Background information on the cycling of material (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen)
  • Visual aids and diagrams

This unit includes:

  • Nitrogen Cycle Reading Passage
  • Carbon Cycle Reading Passages
  • Oxygen Cycle Reading Passages
  • Comprehension questions
  • Interactive notebook inserts
  • A quiz in the format of end-of-year testing


Standards Addressed:

✅ NGSS LS2-3 Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

✅ Utah SEEd 6.4.3

Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

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“This resource is wonderful! I love that it is cross-curricular in nature. It allows the practice of reading skills and develops content-specific knowledge. I found the passages to be informative, without going beyond my student’s level of understanding.”

Cycling of Matter

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