Tag: Nutrient Cycles

Carbon Cycle

Carbon Cycle THE CARBON CYCLE With light energy from the sun along with the presence of chlorophyll, water and carbon dioxide are used by plants to create carbohydrates via photosynthesis. Through the process of respiration, living organisms (plants and animals) utilize oxygen in order to convert food into energy; carbon dioxide is released by this…...

Nitrogen Cycle

Nitrogen Cycle THE NITROGEN CYCLE Lightning reacts with nitrogen gas in the atmosphere to form nitrogen dioxide. This nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is then partly dissolved in water during rainfall to form nitric acid. When the rainfall hits the ground, nitrates are formed which are then absorbed by the roots of plants. Nitrogen fixing bacteria (present…...