Presentation on theme: "Ecology E 2.2 Cycles in Nature. Cycles in Nature The amount of water, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and other materials for life are fixed within the Earth’s."— Presentation transcript:
Cycles in Nature The amount of water, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and other materials for life are fixed within the Earth’s biosphere. Evaporation – liquid water changes into water vapor This occurs from lakes, rivers, plants, exhaling, and animal wastes.
Cycles in Nature Nitrogen Cycle – transfer of the nitrogen from the atmosphere, to the soil, to living organisms, an back to the atmosphere Nitrogen Fixation – bacteria in the soil forms nitrogen compounds that plants need Most fertilizers contain nitrogen compounds.
Cycles in Nature Carbon Cycle – model that shows the movement of carbon Carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is taken into plants and supplies the carbon that it needs. Photosynthesis uses carbon to make sugar and respiration uses sugar to make carbon dioxide.