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Basically only 1/10 of the energy from the previous organism is absorbed into the body of the consumer while the other 9/10 is burned up when used for energy by the previous organism.

If there is some grass with 100 energy and it gets eaten by a herbivore, the herbivore only receives 10% of the ORIGINAL energy (so the herbivore will have 10 energy.) The animal that will eat the herbivore will only receive 1 energy from the ORIGINAL energy source. The next consumer of the previous organism will only get 0.1 energy from the ORIGINAL energy source and so on.

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10% of energy is lost as you move from 1 level to the next. So at the end 90% if the energy will be lost as heat.

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As you move up the energy pyramid, 10% of energy is lost and 90% of its energy is used.

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10 percent goes up

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How does the amount of energy change in a food chain?

The energy will go down because the energy keeps getting stored in the cells of the plants or animal that has the energy, so when an other animal eats that plant or animal it gets less of the energy the other creature has. An energy pyramid starts at the bottom with a producer. This is it's widest point, because it has the most energy.

8 Why is there less energy available at the top of an energy pyramid?

yes because energy pyramid is made up of three things. Those things are producers, herbivores, carnivores. It is at the top of the pyramid because the pyramid has an order to follow. It looks something like this: carnivore herbivore producer It can't go any other way.

Why must there be more biomass at the lowest trophic level?

Consumers do not use 100% for growth as some of the energy they use is used to maintain body temperature but also to contract muscles. As energy cannot be created or destroyed but only transferred the amount of energy as you go up the chain must decrease, so the primary producer must have the most biomass.

What happens to particles of a substance as it is heated?

When particles are heated they get very energetic and try to break away from their bonds to eachother. At the start they make tiny vibrations and gradually get very fast and can turn into a liquad.

A bungee cord begins to exert an upward force on a falling bungee jumperWhere did all the energy go?

The energy didn't "go" anywhere. It gets its energy from someone letting it go. It all depends on how much force you put on it.

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Why is an energy pyramid shaped as a pyramid?

This is because the farther up you go in the energy pyramid the energy decreases.

What happens to the amount of energy as ittransferred from one cosumer to another?

the amount of energy decreases the further up the food chain you go

How does the amount of energy available at one level of an energy pyramid compared to the next level up?

The most energy is available at the producer level of the pyramid . As you move up the pyramid, each level has less energy available than the level below.

What shows how much energy and food is available in each level of an ecosystem?

Energy pyramid Energy pyramid.

What is the percentices of the energy pyramid?

There are generally about 10% as many organisms when you go up one step on the energy pyramid.

Does the amount of energy available to each organism in a food chain depends on its position on an energy pyramid?

It's yes. Each level in the pyramid has only ten percent of the level beneath it, so there is less energy transfer as you go up the pyramid. So if at the base, the available energy is 10000 the next step up would have an available energy of 1000, and the next step 100 etc.

Complete the energy pyramid?

go,glow, and grow

On the energy pyramid what level does the heterotroph go on to?

They are the consumers.

How much energy is left when you go up a level in the energy pyramid?

10% is left

What happens when you go from one state of matter to another?

You either absorb or you give up a certain amount of energy.

Does enery increase as you go up the energy pyramid?


What happens to the numbers of living things as you go up the pyramid?

it will come less