Carbon Uses in Everyday Life: Lesson for Kids


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One of the hardest known natural substances on Earth is a form of carbon called what?

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1. Amorphous carbon is also sometimes called _____.

2. The natural form of carbon that's used in pencils is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the worksheet/quiz to see what you know about carbon. Answer questions on topics like one of the hardest substances on Earth that occurs naturally and another name for amorphous carbon.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these key points:

  • Natural carbon used in pencils
  • Chemistry that focuses on different types of artificial carbon
  • Carbon used for dating radioactive material

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the carbon uses lesson
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about a naturally-occurring carbon that is found in most pencils
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about a branch of chemistry that studies artificial carbon compounds and a carbon used in radioactive dating

Additional Learning

For more on carbon, consider the lesson entitled Carbon Uses in Everyday Life: Lesson for Kids. These topics will be covered:

  • Where carbon is found in everyday life
  • Diamonds
  • Radioactive dating
  • Uses of artificial carbon