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Interdisciplinary Applications of Energy and Matter - Chapter Summary
Some of the more relevant subject in science are the interdisciplinary applications of energy and matter in physics, chemistry and biology. If you would like to learn about these relationships in a convenient online format, you can read or watch the text and video lessons included in this chapter.
Each lesson contained in this chapter will go over a different manifestation of energy/matter interactions in the natural world. Despite the complexity of these topics, you should have no issue understanding these lessons given the teaching experience of our lesson instructors. These lessons will help you learn about topics such as:
- The definition and examples of convection currents
- The rock cycle
- The nitrogen cycle
- The transformation of energy in living organisms
- Cellular respiration vs. photosynthesis
When you complete each of the lessons, you can see how much you remember on this subject by answering the questions found in the chapter's practice quizzes and final exam. You can also get further clarification or information on these points by messaging the lesson instructors directly. Your personal Dashboard is a great way to keep track of your learning progress as you go through the chapter.
1. What are Convection Currents? - Definition & Examples
This lesson will define convection, explain how it works, and describe how convection creates currents. We will also go through some examples of convection in the world around us: campfires, weather systems, and convection in the earth's mantle.
2. The Rock Cycle: Conservation of Mass & Changes
In this lesson, we'll review the rock cycle. Then, we'll get into how the law of conservation of mass in physics applies to the rock cycle. As we do this, we'll also cover the physical and chemical changes occurring in the rock cycle.
3. The Nitrogen Cycle: Definition, Facts & Steps
Oh the places we'll go on our nitrogen cycle tour! Nitrogen is an element that cycles through you, me, plants, and other organisms. This lesson will not only follow nitrogen on this cycle, but will also share some nitrogen facts!
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.
5. Comparing & Contrasting Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis
In this lesson we will compare and contrast respiration and photosynthesis by considering the major steps occurring in each process, where these processes take place, and the organisms that use these forms of metabolism.
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- Structure of an Atom
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- Wave Characteristics & Phenomena
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- Interpreting Chemical Formulas
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- Basics of Ecology
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- Geologic History
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