Can you explain how matter and energy are continuously transferred between organisms and their physical environment?

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  1. science

    Can you explain how matter and energy are continuously transferred between organisms and their physical environment? All help welcomed, I'm willing to be directed to links etc thank you! Im truly stumped here i know it probably has to do with the carbon cycle I'm just not sure...
  2. Physics

    n a running event, a sprinter does 5.5 105 J of work and her internal energy decreases by 8.8 105 J. (a) Determine the heat transferred between her body and surroundings during this event. _____J (b) What does the sign of your answer to part (a) indicate? select one (i)There ...
  3. physics

    In a running event, a sprinter does 4.9 105 J of work and her internal energy decreases by 9.1 105 J. (a) Determine the heat transferred between her body and surroundings during this event. J (b) What does the sign of your answer to part (a) indicate? There is no heat ...
  4. 11th grade Biology

    Match the following.. 12. Moves in cycles from nonliving things to living things back to nonliving, etc. 13. Can be passed from one organism to another in a food chain. 14. Is constantly being lost from the biosphere. 15. Can be created by living organisms. 16. Involved in the...
  5. Ecology

    8.Which of the following examples of an ecological study involves the ecosystem level of organization? A.The effects of human activities on biogeochemical cycling B.The effects of an invasive plant species on bird nesting sites C.The effects of competition on survival D.The ...
  6. Biology-Ecology

    Multiple choice: For a natural ecosystem to be self-sustaining, many compounds must be: 1. converted into new forms of energy. 2. cycled between organisms and the environment. 3. permanently removed from the environment. 4. changed into fossil fuels such as oil and coal
  7. biology

    Which of the following is the definition of ecology? -the social movement with a goal to protect the environment -the recycling of human-made materials to reduce the waste going into landfills -the study of interactions among organisms and between organisms and their ...
  8. Science

    I have a Science fair project. This is the Science Fair Quetsion: Which brand of soda retains its gas the longest? My Problem is that I don't know how to measure gas. Can some one who knows please help me. open the bottles of soda at the same time and check every few minutes ...
  9. Biology

    1. Which of the following is the definition of ecology? the social movement with a goal to protect the environment the recycling of human-made materials to reduce waste going into landfills the study of interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment ...
  10. Science

    Which abiotic factor is essential to all aquatic ecosystems excpet the ocean hydrothermal vents, and why? a. phytoplankton, because it provides a source of food b. salt, because it provides the necessary environment for organisms to move about c. deep water, because it ...
  11. Chemistry - matter and energy.

    Distinguish between the view of matter and energy in microscopic world and view matter and energy in the quantum mechanical world. I do not understand this question, i tried googling it, but hardly got something to give me an idea about. Please help.
  12. Science

    Humans shape their environment in ways that other organisms cannot. Are humans subject to the same pressures of natural selection as other organisms? Yes. If we are too weak or too lazy or too unfortunate to make a living, we will not survive. We can steal or grow our own food...
  13. world geography

    Which of the following statements is most accurate? 1.The physical environment has no effect on human activities, but human activities may affect the physical environment. 2.The physical environment does not affect on human activities, and human activities do not affect the ...
  14. physics

    What is the purpose of a layer or copper or aluminum on the bottom of stainless steel cookware? All objects continuously emit radiant energy. Why then doesn't the temperature of all objects continuously decrease? All objects continuously absorb energy from their surroundings. ...
  15. Chemistry

    1. A bottle of juice at room temperature is placed in a bucket of ice inside a box. The box, bottle, and bucket of ice represent a closed system. Which of the following statements is true? (2.0 points) (Points : 2) Heat flows from the ice to the juice while the total energy of...
  16. Living environment(check please)

    When the food relationship in a habitat are illustrated by means of diagram, the result is always a complicated web like pattern. This is due to the fact that 1 many consumers are adapted to use more than one food source 2 producer organisms always outnumber the consumer ...
  17. biology

    what are organisms that can synthesize energy-containing organic compounds? organisms that add to the total energy stored in organic compounds? organisms that require sunlight in order to survive? choices: a) autotrophs b) heterotrophs c) both any help is greatly appreciated! :)
  18. Intro to Physical Science

    Define physical science Andrew: I went to www.dictionary.com and typed in physical science. The following is what it returned.I hope this helps. physical science  1. any of the natural sciences dealing with inanimate matter or with energy, as physics, chemistry, and ...
  19. Physics

    "The energy that is transferred as heat to or from the object with the larger heat capacity must be greater than the energy that is transferred as heat to or from the object with the smaller heat capacity." Can someone explain why this concept is true or false?
  20. Science "HELP"!

    Passage:The particles of matter are in constant motion. The energy of motion is called kinetic energy, so the particles of matter have kinetic energy. As matter becomes warmer, its particles move faster. As a result, their kinetic energy increases. Temperature is related to ...
  21. Cosmology

    In order from earlier to later times, the dominant components of our universe have been: * dark energy, matter, then radiation * dark energy, radiation, then matter * matter, radiation, then dark energy * radiation, matter, then dark energy
  22. biology

    1. The energy used by living organisms a. is declining through time. b. is derived by breaking bonds that hold the atoms in organic molecules together. c. involves ionic bonds more often than covalent bonds. d. is available only from glucose when it undergoes respiration. e. ...
  23. Check answers

    Environmental science Explain why the energy pyramind levels change in size? There is not enough energy to support the organisms that are higher up in the energy pyramid because too much energy gets lost. What is the ultimate source of energy for most food webs ? The sun ...
  24. physics 30

    A flash of lightning transfers 1.5 x 10^9 Joules of energy through a potential difference of 5.0 x 10^7 Volts between a cloud and the ground. Calculate the quantity of charge transferred in the lightning bolt. How many electrons were transferred? Does this get easier? I hope so.
  25. biology

    explain how single celled organisms that live in freshwater adapted to living in a hypotonic environment
  26. earth science

    briefly explain how earths atmosphere heated? Energy is transferred between the earth's surface and the atmosphere via conduction, convection, and radiation. Conduction is the process by which heat energy is transmitted through contact with neighboring molecules
  27. Science

    If don't mind could you check my answers for environmental science 1.The interdisciplinary study of humanity’s relationship with other organisms and the non-living physical environment is termed: a) ecology b) sociology c) political science d) risk analysis e) environmental ...
  28. Science

    If don't mind could you check my answers for environmental science 1.The interdisciplinary study of humanity’s relationship with other organisms and the non-living physical environment is termed: a) ecology b) sociology c) political science d) risk analysis e) ...
  29. Biology

    What are 5 organisms that use energy in sunlight to make food, and what is the name of this organism? What are 5 organisms that must consume other organisms in order to obtain food?
  30. physics

    A perfectly insulated cup is filled with water initially at 20C. Heat energy is transferred to the cup by an immersion heater at a steady rate. Sketch on the axes that follow the temp as a function of time. Explain the shape of your graph and write down a mathematical ...
  31. Science

    1. A clementine in my fridge is covered with a nice blue-green lawn of mold, a common decomposer. Assuming that the clementine did not dry out, what do you predict is the weight of the clemintine and mold together compared to the starting weight of the clementine and WHY? 2. ...
  32. World History

    Rivers acted as a powerful restraining force, particularly on Sumerian political development. Discuss and explain this statement by making reference to the relationship between the physical environment and politics.
  33. 7th Grade Science

    what physical force can cause a change in the state of matter what is the difference between chemical and physical changes what occurs during Bose-Einstein condensation Please help me.
  34. Physical Science

    Explain the importance of the water cycle to survival of the earth's organisms?
  35. environment

    Oil spills and leaks in the Pacific Ocean have harmed marine organisms and the environment. Which kind of environmental issue is illustrated by this example?
  36. Please check my answers for science!

    What does a cladogram show? A)comparison of the relative ages of organisms B)evolutionary relationships between organisms C)comparison of species that are most similar D)ecological relationships between organisms*** Which pair below has the most shared derived characteristics...
  37. science

    i have to do a crossword for school and need help on the following question (answer 9 letters)what describes all the organisms within an environment and their relationships with each other and the environment please help
  38. Physics

    An immersion heater of resistance R converts electrical energy into thermal energy that is transferred to the liquid in which the heater is immersed. If the current in the heater is I, the thermal energy transferred to the liquid in time t is ? The answer is I^2RT, but I don't...
  39. Science

    Where on the ocean floor will you find the greatest amount of living organisms? Answer: the coral reefs The greatest amount of living organisms can be found in the photic zone where sunlight can penetrate water, and where organisms that photosynthesize depend on sunlight. ...
  40. Science

    Where on the ocean floor will you find the greatest amount of living organisms? Answer: the coral reefs The greatest amount of living organisms can be found in the photic zone where sunlight can penetrate water, and where organisms that photosynthesize depend on sunlight. ...
  41. Science

    Where on the ocean floor will you find the greatest amount of living organisms? Answer: the coral reefs The greatest amount of living organisms can be found in the photic zone where sunlight can penetrate water, and where organisms that photosynthesize depend on sunlight. ...
  42. biology

    explain why scientists look at the health and population of organisms to measure to effects of pollution in an ecosystem instead of directly measuring the concentration of chemical in the environment.
  43. physics

    How do you know that a sealed calorimeter is a closed system? because temperature is consurved because the masses of the sample and water are equal because thermal energy is not transferred to the environment because work is done on the test sample Please help me
  44. Physical Geography

    Is energy transferred from low latitudes to high latitudes by advection?
  45. College Physics

    The rms speed of the molecules in 1.7 g of hydrogen gas is 1700 m/s. What is the total translational kinetic energy of the gas molecules? What is the thermal energy of the gas? 500 J of work are done to compress the gas while, in the same process, 1700 J of heat energy are ...
  46. psychology

    Psychologists are interested in people's behavior and their mental processes. Psychologists believe that: behavior is impacted by environment, but not by a person's physical state. behavior is affected by a person's mental and physical state, but rarely by his or her ...
  47. science

    Which of the following is true? Choose all that apply. a. When molecular kinetic energy transferred to a substance, the motion of the molecules in the substance increases. b. When molecular kinetic energy is transferred away from a substance, the temperature of the substance ...
  48. science

    Which of the following is true? Choose all that apply. a. When molecular kinetic energy transferred to a substance, the motion of the molecules in the substance increases. b. When molecular kinetic energy is transferred away from a substance, the temperature of the substance ...
  49. Biology

    [Continued from my last post] B) Explain where a detritivore and a decomposer could enter this path. Explain what they feed on on the systems. My answer: Detritivores include worms and fungal and bacterial decomposers. Bacteria and fungi are known as decomposers because they ...
  50. physics

    During a rockslide, a 520kg rock slides from rest down a hillside that is 500m long and 300m high. The coefficient of kinetic energy between the rock and the hill surface is .25. a) If the GPE energy U of the rock –Earth system is zero at the bottom of the hill, what is the ...
  51. Biology

    Describe the traits that distinguish animals from other organisms Explain the diversity of invertebrates, chordates, and primates using the theory of evolution Describe the structures and body systems of animals that allow them to maintain homeostasis Describe the structures ...
  52. Science

    Humans shape their environment in ways that other organisms cannot. Are humans subject to the same pressures of natural selection as other organisms? why or why not?
  53. Physics

    The 9-ball travelling and strikes the 13-ball, which is of equal mass and at rest. If this is an elastic collision, which statement below is true? Marks 3+4 = 7 a) All of the 9-ball’s energy and momentum are transferred to the 13-ball. b) All of the 9-ball’s energy and ...
  54. Science

    What is the name for organisms that consume other organisms for energy
  55. biology

    if a person exercise in a warm environment and if he exercise in a cool environment, will there be any difference between the amount of calorie he will lose?and if,in which environment he will lose more calorie? please explain the reason.
  56. genetic variation and biotechnology

    a species of organism only reproduces asexually. due to a change in the environment, some organisms are starting to die. predict how the other organisms of the species will do? a. they will probably die because they have the same genes. B.other organisms are likely to survive ...
  57. physical science

    what is transferred by a force moving an object through a distance? a. force b. mass c. motion* d. energy please check my answer
  58. Science

    1. In most organisms, what kind of organisms are producers plants 2. What benefit do decomposers provide for an ecosystem? Decomposers such as mushrooms and bacteria are consumers that break down the tissues of dead organisms. What decomposers don't use become part of the soil...
  59. Physics and chemistry

    Chapter 1 & 2 Review Questions 1. Compare and Contrast the two main branches of physical science. 2. Distinguish between scientific laws and scientific theories. 3. Describe the steps of the scientific method. 4. Explain the objective of a consistent system of units, and ...
  60. Physics(Please respond)

    A system does 210 J of work on its environment and gains 80.6 J of heat in the process. Find the change in the internal energy of (a) the system and (b) the environment. ÄU = Q - W Where ÄU is the change in the internal energy of the system, Q is the heat/energy gained from ...
  61. Chemistry

    The statement "matter can be neither created nor destroyed by chemical means, but it can be changed from one form to another" is the chemical law of A. definite proportions. B. atomic disintegration. C. conservation of energy. D. conservation of matter. im not sure if its c or...
  62. BIOLOGY

    Explain the how energy is being transferred in the following relationship: Berries -> Squirrel
  63. Bio-100

    I need someone to check my assignment to see if I have the correct answers. What are 10 Characteristics of Living Organisms? 1. Composed of one or more cells 2. May evolve into a new type of organism 3. Carries out and controls a variety of chemical reactions 4. Produces ...
  64. SS

    The St. Lawrence Seaway allows ships to move from one water level to another through a system of locks, canals, and dams. The St. Lawrence Seaway is an example of how people have modified the physical environment. What was likely the reason for changing the environment and ...
  65. science

    I need a little assistance. Can you help? The question which seems to be simple enough is What is a physical change? My son answered - A physical change is any change that alters the form or appearance of matter into a different substance. I do not agree. He is missing ...
  66. thermodynamics

    heat in the amount of 5 KJ is added while its internal energy decreases by 10 KJ. how much energy is transferred as work? for a process causing the same change of state but for which the work is zero, how much heat is transferred?
  67. Physical Science

    Explain Why charged particles do not penetrate matter deeply
  68. Science

    .Define the following terms and provide a example of each: -atom, - compound, - element, -energy, - photosynthesis, -matter, - decomposition. Write it in your own words. . Explain the forms of energy: radiant, chemical, mechanical, electrical, thermal. . What is a food chain...
  69. earth science

    If all matter is made up of the same atoms from the periodic table, is there a big difference between living organisms and non living objects? why or why not?
  70. Science

    Do all organisms get the same amount of energy? Why or why not? I would think that organisms get different amounts of energy since some need more and others need less. Like a plant would need different amounts of energy from a bear. A plant would get more energy, it is a ...
  71. Integrated Science

    The sun converts matter to radiant energy at a rate of 1.4 x 10 to the 17th power kg per year, how much matter is converted into energy every second?
  72. Life Science

    By living in areas where other organisms inhabit,humans change the environmental conditions for those organisms. Describe two ways humans impact the environment and what the effects are on the earth? Thesse can either be positive or negative. Please answer in a few minutes.
  73. Science

    In a wheelbarrow, you have 2 kilograms of soil for your garden. If 8 percent of it is organic matter( decayed materials from organisms), how many grams of organic matter do you have?
  74. Biology

    28. Natural selection causes a. changes in the environment b. plants and animals to produce more offpsring than can survive c. changes in the frequency of certain favorable characteristics in a population d. all of the above D? 30. When Darwin published his theory of evolution...
  75. Biology

    28. Natural selection causes a. changes in the environment b. plants and animals to produce more offpsring than can survive c. changes in the frequency of certain favorable characteristics in a population d. all of the above D? 30. When Darwin published his theory of evolution...
  76. Chemistry

    in an endothermic reaction 1.energy is a product and the temperature of the surrounding environment increases 2.energy is a product and the temperature of the surrounding environment decreases 3.energy is a rectant and the temperature of the surrounding environment increases 4...
  77. Physics(Please respond)

    A system does 210 J of work on its environment and gains 80.6 J of heat in the process. Find the change in the internal energy of (a) the system and (b) the environment. Physics(Please respond) - Elena, Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:33am ÄU = Q - W Where ÄU is the change in ...
  78. Science

    1. In most organisms, what kind of organisms are producers Answer:plants 2. What benefit do decomposers provide for an ecosystem? Answer:Decomposers such as mushrooms and bacteria are consumers that break down the tissues of dead organisms. What decomposers don't use become ...
  79. Science

    The Lactic Acid System a. supplies energy needed to walk or cycle continuously b. provides energy to pitch a baseball c. creates energy needed to pass another 5k participant with a burst on energy. d. none of these
  80. Physical Science

    If the absolute temperature of a gas is 600K, the temperature in degrees Celsius is? C= K-273 327 C what is the first step to designing an experiment what is a mole in measurement like mole mass. please help me get info. explain the relationship between velocity and ...
  81. sci

    You are a board member of your Home Owner’s Association. At your next meeting, your goal is to educate other homeowners about energy conservation. Review the following Energy Resource Plan outline: Introduction: Provide information about why conserving energy is important. ...
  82. Physical Science

    In what direction does heat flow? Why do particles of matter transfer thermal energy in this direction?
  83. social studies

    i need to find some info on kyoto how have people adapted to this environment? has the physical landscape/environment influenced human life in this place? how have humans modified this environment from its natural state can you send me the links where you found the answers plz...
  84. SCI 275

    distinguishes between renewable and nonrenewable energy. · provides at least three methods for conserving energy and helping the environment. · discusses how the government can help with conservation efforts. I need help PLease
  85. Science

    What are the major differences between single celled organisms and multi-cellular organisms in how they acquire nutrients and remove wastes?
  86. Chemistry

    Give the symbol for each, and the units: 1.What is the mean kintetic energy of all particles in a sample of matter? 2.What is the amount of thermal energy that flows between two or more bodies of different temperatures?
  87. Life Science

    What are the major differences between single celled organisms and multi-cellular organisms in how they acquire nutrients and remove wastes?
  88. health Environment

    Contrast the typical profiles of higher and lower molecular weight chemicals as to their physical-chemical properties and their behavior in the environment?
  89. science

    Why are fossil fuels such rich sources of energy for humans, but rocks are not? A. Rocks are too old to contain energy. B. Rocks are too difficult to extract from Earth. C. Fossil fuels contain energy-rich carbon from once-living organisms. D. Both rocks and fossil fuels ...
  90. critical thinking (just explain the question plz)

    can u explain this question for me or rephrase it because i don't understand what it means by fact-based subject matter or value-based subject matter. Does your hypothesis test fact-based subject matter or value-based subject matter? Briefly explain.?
  91. physics

    If the potential difference between a cloud and the ground is about 17 , how much charge is transferred in a lightning bolt that releases 1.2 of energy?
  92. Physics Conservation of Energy

    During a rockslide, a 740 kg rock slides from rest down a hillside that is 500 m long and 300 m high. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the rock and the hill surface is 0.18. (a) If the gravitational potential energy U of the rock-Earth system is set to zero at the ...
  93. Physics Conservation of Energy

    During a rockslide, a 740 kg rock slides from rest down a hillside that is 500 m long and 300 m high. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the rock and the hill surface is 0.18. (a) If the gravitational potential energy U of the rock-Earth system is set to zero at the ...
  94. English

    Cause - There is a concern about global warming and the damage it is doing to the environment. Effect - ??????? Which of the following belong in the "Effect" row? a. Solar panels help to harness the energy from the sun and convert it into electricity. b. Geothermal energy ...
  95. Science

    Molecules that make up matter move constantly.Which of these forms of energy refers to the energy of the moving molecules and why? A.Chemical Energy B.Thermal Energy C.Electrical Energy D.Light Energy Which device can change electrical energy to light and sound energy? A....
  96. physics

    my answer for these are 1. a 2.c 3 d but not sure so please anyone see if i am correct 1. In which of the following cases is work done on the object? A. Lifting an object off the floor. B. Pushing an object, but it does not move C. Carrying an object at a constant velocity D. ...
  97. biology

    Organisms must be able to adapt to a changing external and internal environment. An organism's ability to maintain a stable internal environment is known as homeostasis. How does a cell's membrane help an organism maintain homeostasis? A. Cell membranes use a large portion of ...
  98. physics

    1. In which of the following cases is work done on the object? A. Lifting an object off the floor. B. Pushing an object, but it does not move C. Carrying an object at a constant velocity D. None of these 2. The energy of a system increases when A. a force is applied to it B. ...
  99. Life Science

    Hi, This is the third time I am asking this question...can anyone help me?? What are the major differences between single celled organisms and multi-cellular organisms in how they acquire nutrients and remove wastes?
  100. Health and physical

    Your environment includes which of the following • heredity • social conditions • physical condition • advocacy
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