5.2 Energy transfers

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5.2 Energy transfers

Energy Transfers

The biomass lessens as you go up the food chain because;

Ø  Herbivores cannot digest all of a plant. Undigested parts are removed from the body through faeces.

Ø  Animals and plants respire loosing energy through breathing and photosynthesis.

Ø  Animals and plants lose energy through growing.

Ø  Movement of animals takes away a large amount of energy because it transfers to kinetic + thermal energy.

Ø  Plants, animals use energy to keep their bodies at the same temperature.

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