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Cycling Of Matter


process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugars

Cellular Respiration

process that releases energy by breaking down glucose and other food molecules in the presence of oxygen


organelle found in cells of plants and some other organisms that captures the energy from sunlight and converts it into chemical energy


the ability to do work or cause change


The burning of a substance

Law of conservation of energy

the law that states that energy cannot be created or destroyed but can be changed from one form to another

Law Of Conservation of matter

states that matter is neither created nor destroyed, only changed in form

Energy Pyramid

a diagram that shows the amount of energy that moves from one feeding level to another in a food web

Carbon Cycle

the circulation and reutilization of carbon atoms especially via the process of photosynthesis and respiration.


green pigment in plants that absorbs light energy used to carry out photosynthesis


powerhouse of the cell, produces energy (ATP) from oxygen and sugar(Cellular respiration)


anything that takes up space and has mass

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