Put your hand on top of your head and let it rest there a minute. What do you feel? Did you notice it was warm up there? Why is heat coming from the top of your head? Where is it generated? Did you say it's generated from cell metabolism? Good answer!
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.