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Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems

National Science Teachers Association

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Description

What is the difference between the flow of energy and the flow of matter? How much energy is available in an ecosystem? Is the Sun the only source of energy? Where can you find carbon in an ecosystem? When an organism dies, what happens to its matter and energy? This highly interactive e-book from the National Science Teachers Association is packed with engaging text, interactive multimedia, and plentiful resources to help teachers, students, and other readers understand more about the Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems and what we know about the cycling of matter and energy in our Earth system. Developed for teachers by teachers, content experts, and pedagogy experts, the Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems Enhanced E-book provides detailed explanations of key science concepts, plus self-directed, embedded assessment to allow readers to check their learning. Teaching strategies and other suggestions for the classroom will help teachers better understand student preconceptions and inquiry learning. The book’s appealing multimedia and interactive simulations can also be used in the classroom to make key science ideas come alive for students. Topics include: Does Matter Matter? – Components of an ecosystem, distribution of matter, conservation of matter Carbon, Carbon Everywhere – Structure and importance of carbon, carbon cycle, fossil fuels and climate change Nothing Matters Without Energy – Food chains and webs, energy transformations in an ecosystem, energy from the Sun, alternative sources of energy, conservation of energy Features: Interactive simulations, animations, videos, hands-on activities, lessons

What's New in Version 1.3

minor fixes

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Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
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  • $17.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Life Sciences
  • Published: May 12, 2014
  • Publisher: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Seller: National Science Teachers Association
  • Print Length: 171 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.3
  • Requirements: This book was designed for iOS and some features may not work as intended with a mouse or trackpad. To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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