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Discussion Question 1 · Resources: Ch. 5 (pp. 99-104) of Visualizing Environmental Science and Appendix C · Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum] · Review Ch. 5, pp. 99-104, The Flow of Energy Through Ecosystems. Then,…
Discussion Question 1 · Resources: Ch. 5 (pp. 99-104) of Visualizing Environmental Science and Appendix C · Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum] · Review Ch. 5, pp. 99-104, The Flow of Energy Through Ecosystems. Then, complete Appendix C. · Post your response to the following: Identify the fruit or vegetable you selected and relate the second law of thermodynamics to the changes in energy observed in Appendix C. How did the amount of energy gained compare to the amount of energy lost as heat at the second through fourth trophic levels? Considering the amount of energy required to produce animal-based foods and goods, should humans change their habits so they consume products closer to the bottom of the food chain because it is more efficient? 3. Discussion Question 2 · Resource: Ch. 6 Biome animation · Due Date: Day 4 [Main forum] · Use the Ch. 6 Biome animation located under the Week Three Materials section of your aXcess page to identify which biome you live in by clicking on the colored area of your general location. · Post a brief description of your biome by responding to the following: Provide a onesentence description of typical precipitation and temperature for summer and winter. Use terms such as cool, cold, warm, hot, dry, and wet. Then, identify the characteristics of a plant and animal that is seen regularly in your region. How do the characteristics relate to the amount of rain or sunlight in your region? When responding to your classmates, explain how the traits of your plant or animal may or may not be adaptable to their biome.
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