Name: Date: School: Facilitator: 4.01 The Carbon and Oxygen Cycle Directions: Using the information from the lesson, answer the following questions about carbon and its importance to living organisms. 1. Explain why living organisms are often called “carbon-based life forms.’ because the same carbon atoms that are found in compounds in the environment also make up the core structures for molecules within living organisms. 2. List 2 carbon compounds found in organisms and their function/importance to the organism. protiens/building blocks, lipids make up cell membrane 3. What carbon compound makes up most of the carbon in the atmosphere? Name and describe 2 methods that add this carbon compound to the atmosphere.
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