The term cell metabolism stands for all the chemical reactions the cell uses to process matter and access energy to function correctly. One way cells accomplish this is by breaking down the foods we eat for the raw materials and the energy that was stored in the chemical bonds. In this resource, you'll look at matter and energy in food from a consumer's perspective. After all, we're consuming food to nourish our cells but as consumers, we also play a part in a bigger picture known as the ecosystem.
Watch the the video below and get ready to take down some data so you can answer two questions about the available matter and energy in yummy cashews.
Now that you have seen the video, collected data, and made observations, it's time to answer a few questions. Don't worry! The quiz doesn't count but you can use it to check for understanding.