This assignment supports students' understanding of the cyclical nature of photosynthesis and respiration, and their role in the carbon cycle. They are assigned to either make a diorama or a hanging mobile to represent the carbon cycle. Clear instructions are given, and a easy-to-read, student-friendly rubric is included. The file is a Word document, so it is a breeze to edit it for difficulty level or to more closely match your goals.
Supports NGSS MS LS1-6 and Massachusetts 7.MS.LS2-3.