What is Carbon?

All living things contain carbon. Each of us is about 18% Carbon while plants are nearly 50% carbon.

Where do plants get their carbon from?

Animals get their carbon by eating plants and other animals, but plants get their carbon by taking in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This process is called Photosynthesis.

diagram of photosynthesis

Leaves are the lungs of plants.
Forests are the lungs of the Earth.

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