Pick a form of energy and create a poster that shows the parts that are involved and how energy is transferred in the system, you may work by yourself or in a group.
Choose a Type of Energy and Represent a System of Energy Transfer:
The Base of the Planetary Food Chain
Energy from Food
Chemical Energy: potential energy stored in the bonds of biological molecules (Food)
Potential Energy: stored energy (Food)
Kinetic Energy: the energy of motion or movement, (muscle movement, digestion breaks down food and releases energy)
Macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats
Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals that organisms must ingest in small amounts to maintain health
Digestion: we call the process of breaking down food digestion, the point of digestion is to extract energy from food and absorb it, and use it
Enzymes: We use enzymes to break down food , an enzyme is a protein that speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction, they accelerate the activation energy
Activation Energy: The energy required for a chemical reaction to proceed, enzymes reduce activation energy to speed up chemical reactions
Insulin: a hormone that is secreted by the pancreas, it regulates blood sugar. It is also a protein, a chain of amino acids that is produced by the pancreas. Insulin binds to cells in the body and enables them to absorb sugar from the blood.
Facilitated Diffusion: Glucose enters the cell through facilitated diffusion using a protein door in the cell membrane's lipid bilayer
Metabolism: all biochemical reactions that happen in an organism reactions that break down food molecules and reactions that build new cell structures