Ch 6: How Living Organisms Get Energy: Tutoring Solution

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The How Living Organisms Get Energy chapter of this Middle School Life Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the energy functions of living organisms. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving the energy functions of living organisms required in a typical middle school life science course.

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Learning objectives

  • List the requirements of living systems for reproduction, maintenance and growth
  • Discuss the cellular environments that are necessary for growth and dynamic homeostasis
  • Explore the use of feedback systems for regulating reproduction and growth
  • Learn about the transformation of the sun's energy to the potential energy of sugar
  • Discuss the process of cellular respiration
  • Define chlorophyll and describe its functions

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: How Living Organisms Get Energy: Tutoring Solution
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Living Systems Requirement for Free Energy and Matter

1. Living Systems Requirement for Free Energy and Matter

Free energy and matter are required by all living things in order to grow, reproduce, and maintain biological processes. Additionally, free energy and matter must also be recycled through the environment in order to remove dead material and allow for new growth.

The Environmental Requirements for Growth, Reproduction & Dynamic Homeostasis

2. The Environmental Requirements for Growth, Reproduction & Dynamic Homeostasis

Cells need to maintain internal environments that are different from their external environments in order to grow and reproduce. In this video lesson, you will understand some ways that cells can control their internal conditions to ensure proper biological functioning.

Using Feedback Systems to Regulate Growth, Reproduction & Dynamic Homeostasis

3. Using Feedback Systems to Regulate Growth, Reproduction & Dynamic Homeostasis

In order to maintain specific internal conditions, organisms use feedback mechanisms. Feedback is essential to the regulation of internal environments, which allows for proper biological functioning.

Energy and Life: The Transformation of Energy in Living Organisms

4. Energy and Life: The Transformation of Energy in Living Organisms

While the sun is an excellent source of energy, not all forms of life can utilize the sun's energy directly. This lesson describes how plants transform the sun's energy into potential energy stored in sugar, how living organisms utilize energy in sugar to perform work, and how the relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration is necessary for life.

Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

5. Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

Watch this short video to learn the basics about converting organic compounds into ATP, also known as cellular respiration. We'll look at an overview of the process.

Chlorophyll: Absorbing Light Energy for Photosynthesis

6. Chlorophyll: Absorbing Light Energy for Photosynthesis

Plants are clean, green, photosynthesizing machines. Using a specialized pigment called chlorophyll, plants are able to soak up energy from the sun and turn it into food. In this lesson, we'll start to learn why chlorophyll literally gets excited about a sunny day!

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