Nutrient Cycles


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Nutrient Cycles


Student Objectives

  • Students will be able describe the major nutrient cycles.
  • Students will be able to tie the nutrient cycles into trophic systems.
  • Students will be able to identify organic molecules that are depended upon the proper nutrient cycle.
  • Students will be able to explain how the major nutrient cycles affect the ecosystem