In our first Know Your Watershed lesson, we looked at watersheds and how we all rely on them to supply us with clean, cold water for drinking, washing, recreation, climate control, and to support all the ecosystems that make the Kootenays awesome!
In this lesson we will learn about the main nutrient cycles that take place within our watersheds, including the carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous cycles. They are collectively known as BioGeoChemical cycles, as life on earth (Bio) interacts with the earth (Geo) to move these nutrients (Chemical) through their various forms.
In this short video, Know Your Watershed Educator Dave Quinn introduce you to Biogeochemical cycles, also known as nutrient cycles.
This lesson plan will lead you through a short activity to help you better understand the three nutrient cycles we focus on in Grade 9 Science.
Lesson 2: Biogeochemical Nutrient Cycling