CrashCourse Biology #1 Carbon Worksheet


This CrashCourse Biology #1 Carbon Worksheet is meant to supplement the viewing of a free ~10 to 15 minute engaging video. This worksheet encourages a more thorough understanding of the complex interactions that govern chemical and biological systems.

  • Key Vocabulary: Students will identify terms like “Covalent Bond,” “Ionic Bond,” and “Hydrogen Bond” from the vocabulary section to enhance their grasp of essential chemistry vocabulary.
  • Chemical Bonds: They will also explore how carbon’s unique properties enable it to form various bonds, shaping the molecular foundation of life.
  • Metaphors in Science: Students will analyze metaphors used in the episode, such as likening carbon to an “Olympic gymnast,” which helps them better grasp the dynamic nature of chemical bonding.
  • Independent Research: They can also conduct optional independent research on the broader implications of bonding types like covalent, ionic, and hydrogen bonds on technological and environmental systems.

Check the thumbnails for sample questions to determine if this movie guide suits your students. This resource includes 7 high-level, short answer, and research questions that encourage students to do more than merely regurgitate information.

This CrashCourse Biology #1 Carbon Worksheet product includes a .zip file with:

  • Answer Key (PDF – 3 pages)
  • Student Video Guide (PDF – 3 pages)
  • A PDF with link to a Google Slides Student Version (11 Slides)
  • Teacher Handout (PDF/DOCX – 2 pages)
  • 50 Minute Lesson Plan
  • Discussion Prompts
  • NGSS Standards Alignment

General Tips for Using the Print version of this Movie Guide:

  1. Print one, double-sided video guide for each student
  2. Preview the next question on the video guide as you complete each one, this can help students pay attention to important upcoming events.
  3. Pause at the half way point as designated on the video guide, encourage students to debate, discuss and talk about their ideas before writing their answers.
  4. Discourage students from simply copying answers.
  5. Randomly choose a student to share their answer and defend it if necessary.
  6. If time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie again for additional analysis.
  7. On average, this video guide will require about 50 minutes total.


This educational worksheet is an independent creation designed to enhance learning alongside the Crash Course episode. It is neither authorized nor endorsed by the original video’s creators. This resource, which includes the lesson plan, discussion prompts, and alignment with educational standards, aims solely for educational enhancement. The video episode referenced must be sourced separately. This material is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by the creators of the video or any associated entities.

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Get a feel for these movie guides and see if this resource is right for you. I ask questions that require students to ‘live’ on the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.

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