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Ch 15: Transformation of Matter & Energy in Cells

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Utilize the helpful study resources in this self-paced chapter to prepare for a test that covers the transformation of matter and energy in cells. Get the knowledge boost you need by exploring fun lessons, and gauge your understanding with multiple-choice quizzes.

Transformation of Matter & Energy in Cells - Chapter Summary

Whether you know a little or a lot about the transformation of matter and energy in cells, this short chapter can help you gain full comprehension. Our engaging lessons cover a variety of related topics, including cellular respiration, photosynthesis and cell division. Study this chapter at the pace that works for you. When finished, you will be able to:

  • Define cellular respiration and describe energy transfer in cells
  • Explain the process of photosynthesis
  • Describe how energy and matter change during photosynthesis
  • Differentiate between photosynthesis and cellular respiration
  • List the phases and factors of cell growth
  • Detail how cell division differs between fungal, animal, plant and bacterial cells
  • Discuss how the cell membrane is able to maintain homeostasis

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7 Lessons in Chapter 15: Transformation of Matter & Energy in Cells
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Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

1. 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.

Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

2. 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.

Matter & Energy Changes During Photosynthesis

3. Matter & Energy Changes During Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is how plants make food. Like all processes, it involves inputs and outputs of matter and energy. Learn about those flows of matter and energy, and what they teach us about the universe.

Comparing & Contrasting Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis

4. 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.

Cell Growth: Phases & Factors

5. Cell Growth: Phases & Factors

This lesson provides an overview of cell growth and division. It includes descriptions of how major cell types divide, why cell growth and division are important, and images to guide your understanding. The lesson is followed by a short quiz.

What is Cell Division?

6. What is Cell Division?

This lesson is on cell division. We'll learn what cell division is and how the process differs between bacteria, plant, animal and fungal cells. Then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

How Does the Cell Membrane Maintain Homeostasis?

7. How Does the Cell Membrane Maintain Homeostasis?

Maintenance of homeostasis is important to the survival of an organism. In this lesson, you will learn what mechanisms allow the cell membrane to play a major part in maintaining homeostasis for the cell and the organism.

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