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Classroom Activity: Traveling Nitrogen

Welcome to the resource page for the Traveling Nitrogen Classroom Activity!

In this classroom activity, students play the role of nitrogen atoms traveling through the nitrogen cycle to gain understanding of the varied pathways through the cycle and the relevance of nitrogen to living things.

The latest version of this activity is linked below with the other associated files that you will need to play the game in your classroom. Links to related articles on Windows to the Universe provide background information and learning extensions for students.

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An older version of the game which utilized rubber stamps instead of stickers is also available. If you would like to purchase a Traveling Nitrogen classroom kit, please visit the Windows to the Universe Store.

Last modified October 15, 2008 by Lisa Gardiner.

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