Energy and the Cycles of Life.

Meriam Hammar
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Energy and the Cycles of Life.
1 Water cycle
1.1 You have probably been studying the water cycle since primary school.
1.1.1 Some snow is captured in glaciers or polar icecaps for long periods, and some water seeps underground into aquifers (such as artesian basins). Liquid water has a very large heat capacity-it takes a large-amount of energy to heat water up and change it's temperature.
2 Carbon cycle
2.1 The carbon cycle is a natural process of circulation of carbon between that atmosphere and living organisms.
2.1.1 When living organisms die, they are decomposer organisms. They use these sugars as fuel for their own growth. Most other living things either eat plants or eat animals that eat plants, so all of our food is made possible by solar energy. By: Meriam Hammar
3 Fossil fuels
3.1 The carbon cycle is ongoing and enormous amounts of carbon are emitted and absorbed by the earth's forests-and even more by ocean algae-each day.
3.1.1 Over time, heat and pressure has transformed these remains into fossil fuels-coal, gas and oil. When fossil fuels are burned to power transportation or generate electricity, this ancient carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere.
4 Nitrogen cycle
4.1 Nitrogen is the most common gas in air, forming about 78% of the atmosphere.
4.1.1 Nitrogen undergoes a cycle that involves energy in a number of ways. The organisms that fix nitrogen get their 'fuel' from plants that create energy through photosynthesis, using energy from the Sun.
5 Phosphorus cycle
5.1 Unlike nitrogen, carbon dioxide and water, phosphorus is not found in gas form in the atmosphere.
5.1.1 Rocks do not contain large amounts of phosphorus does not have enough nutrients to grow many plants. The phosphates dissolve in water and are taken up by plants as nutrients.
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