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Flow of Matter & Energy - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors explain the flow of matter and energy in biological organisms. You'll learn the types of energy transformation as well as aspects of cellular respiration. Lessons also introduce you to the concepts of biogeochemical cycling and the phosphorus cycle. After completing this chapter you should be able to:
- Identify stages of aerobic and anaerobic cellular respiration
- Define photosynthesis
- Compare photosynthesis and cellular respiration
- Explain biogeochemical cycling and the phosphorus cycle
This chapter includes short, engaging lessons on specific matter and energy topics to help you better gauge your learning process. You can take our interactive self-assessment quizzes to better gauge your understanding. Our professional instructors make the lessons brief and focused to make sure you are able to learn the concepts as quickly and painlessly as possible.
1. Aerobic Cellular Respiration: Stages, Equation & Products
Aerobic cellular respiration is the process in which our cells break down food and turn it into energy that cells need to perform their life functions. This lesson goes through the process, formula, and end results of aerobic cellular respiration.
2. Anaerobic Respiration: Definition, Equation & Examples
Many organisms are capable of undergoing anaerobic respiration. In some cases, it's a 'backup plan' when oxygen is absent, and in other cases, they thrive that way. Here we will investigate what anaerobic respiration is, the equation and examples of it at work.
3. Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions
Some people may falsely assume plants to be weaker than animals. However, plants and a few other organisms harness light energy from the sun to feed the rest of us. This lesson will introduce you to how they do it.
4. Energy Transformation: Photosynthesis vs. Cellular Respiration
In this lesson, explore how energy is converted between different forms during two biological processes: photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Learn how energy from the sun is harvested by plants and ultimately gives us the energy we need.
5. Biogeochemical Cycling and the Phosphorus Cycle
In this video lesson, we'll take a look at how elements large and small use other elements to grow. This is achieved through cycles. We'll look at macronutrients, trace elements and the biogeochemical and phosphorous cycles.
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