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1

What two type of organism capture light during photosynthesis?

Green plants and algae

2

What is biomass?

The dry mass of living material in an organism

3

Is the biomass at each stage in a food chain less or more than the previous stage?

Less

4

What does a pyramid of biomass show?

The mass of the organisms at each stage in a food chain

5

Is a pyramid of biomass more or less accurate than a pyramid of numbers?

More

6

What energy transfer occurs in green plants to transfer energy through the food chain?

Solar to chemical

7

Why are plants always at the base of the pyramid of biomass?

Plants capture light energy and transfer it to chemical energy to make food for animals to eat. Plants start the process of energy transfer in living organisms

8

Where do all living organisms get their main source of energy?

Radiation from the sun