Read the transcript of the video you just watched. Highlight three (3) statements about the importance of carbon. Then complete the assignment below.
Instructions for highlighting: Using your cursor, select the phrases and sentences in the text you want to highlight. Next, click on the pen icon. You may add a comment or question in the text box that appears. Be sure to click Save before continuing.
This image is from the series Changing Seas, produced by South Florida PBS.
Carbon is known as the king of elements.
It is one of the building blocks of life. It is the framework that all living things are built upon.
Carbon is the backbone for everything. It’s essential to our lives and everything that we have around us.
Carbon is one of the most abundant chemical elements in the universe.
Carbon is involved in all the processes that allow growth of animals and plants. It is involved in photosynthesis and in respiration.
The biological pump and the solubility pump are two ways carbon is continuously replenished into our oceans.
Using what you highlighted in the transcript, write three (3) sentences on what you learned about the importance of carbon. (Click SAVE when you have finished. To see your saved or submitted work again, click MY WORK at the top of the page.)