Question: You Will Illustrate And Represent Energy Transfer Through An Ecosystem/food Chain For 3 Different Types Of Organisms: A Primary Consumer, A Secondary Consumer, And A Tertiary Consumer. 1. Begin With The Same Starting Amount Of Some Item (Ex. 100 M&Ms, 1 Gallon Of Water, Etc.). That Starting Amount Will Represent The Sun’s Energy For Each Of Your 3 Food …

Question: You Will Illustrate And Represent Energy Transfer Through An Ecosystem/food Chain For 3 Different Types Of Organisms: A Primary Consumer, A Secondary Consumer, And A Tertiary Consumer. 1. Begin With The Same Starting Amount Of Some Item (Ex. 100 M&Ms, 1 Gallon Of Water, Etc.). That Starting Amount Will Represent The Sun’s Energy For Each Of Your 3 Food …

You will illustrate and represent energy transfer through an ecosystem/food chain for 3 different types of organisms: a prima

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You will illustrate and represent energy transfer through an ecosystem/food chain for 3 different types of organisms: a primary consumer, a secondary consumer, and a tertiary consumer. 1. Begin with the same starting amount of some item (Ex. 100 M&Ms, 1 gallon of water, etc.). That starting amount will represent the sun’s energy for each of your 3 food chains. • Note that you can use any items that you’d like here to represent the energy: pennies, kernels of popcorn, beads, rocks, liquid amount, etc. But you’ll probably want to start with a large amount, and you’ll see why.. 2. Transfer the appropriate amount of the material to the first trophieſievel: primary producers. Keep in mind percentages here! • For example, if you started with a gallon of water to represent the sun, 10% of that gallon (1.6 cups, or about 1 and 2/3 cups) would be transferred to the plant (primary producer). If you started with 100 M&Ms to represent the sun, 10 M&Ms would be transferred to the plant (primary producer). 3. Complete your first food chain by now transferring the appropriate amount of the material to the second trophic level, to represent a primary consumer. Once again, keep in mind percentages: you’ll need to determine how much would be transferred from the primary producer to the primary consumer. • Take a picture to represent this food chain depicting the energy transfer to a primary consumer. 4. Next, keep the same set up, but take the energy transfer a step further to illustrate the diet of a secondary consumer. Take a picture. 5. Repeat once more to show the diet and energy transfer to a tertiary consumer. You should have 3 pictures uploaded and labeled based on which food chain is illustrated (3 points) along with answers to the following questions (2 points): • What are your overall results and impressions in comparing the three different food chains that you have depicted? Relate this back to the Second Law of Thermodynamics. • Independently research biofuels and find an online article (NOT Wikipedia) about using some food product (ex. corn, soybeans, sugarcane, etc.) for biofuel. Provide the citation and a very brief (like 1-2 sentences) summary IN YOUR OWN WORDS of the article. What are your thoughts on using this food product as a means of fuel to generating energy (ex. electricity) for humans?