The Carbon Cycle

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Carbon is a chemical element, the most important one to life on Earth. Almost every biological process uses carbon in some way. Almost all living organisms run on energy they got from carbon-based molecules... plants even use carbon to build themselves, as well!

With so many uses, there's lots of carbon in the world. It transfers constantly from one place to another; sometimes it doesn't hardly ever pause, and other times it's trapped for centuries. Pretend for a few minutes that you're a carbon molecule; explore the world, and see where your journey takes you!